Experience the exquisite dark beauty of the most storied of classical ballets in Michael Pink’s Swan Lake. Featuring Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this production is sure to enchant audiences, both veteran and new.
Run time is approximately one hour and forty minutes with one intermission. This ballet is recommended for all adults and children age 4 and older.
Alana Griffith. Photo Rachel Malehorn.
Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Mark Frohna
"There is no better ballet to show off the skill and grace of a company of world-class professional dancers, and that’s exactly what Pink does..."
The beautiful princess Odette is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. Experience Odette’s journey as she seeks eternal love to break the spell. Michael Pink explains “this version of Swan Lake is deeply rooted in the classical tradition. I see this as an age-old power struggle for dominance and good triumphing over evil.”
Pink has shortened the traditional four-act ballet to two acts because, as in all of his full-length ballets, he wants the audience to have a clearer sense of the story and the characters. Pink’s version blends classical dance with a relentless story all the way to the thrilling end.
Be whisked away by the Waltz and swirl with the Dance of the Swans. Tchaikovsky’s score will be played live by Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.
“Any fan of classical music, ballet enthusiast or not, should see this performance. I doubt you will hear a more moving rendition of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score than the one presented by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.” – Onmilwaukee.com (2018)
CAST A: Odette | Alana Griffith
CAST A: Odile | Marize Fumero
CAST A: Prince Sigfried | Randy Crespo
CAST A: Rothbart | Davit Hovhannisyan
CAST B: Odette | Lizzie Tripp
CAST B: Odile | Marie Harrison-Collins
CAST B: Prince Sigfried | Parker Brasser-Vos
CAST B: Rothbart | Davit Hovhannisyan