Directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is coming to UK this Autumn. Swan Lake is arguably one of the most loved and challenging ballets, not least thanks to Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognisable and timeless score, but also the great ‘Pas de Deux’,’ Pas de Quatre’ and iconic ‘Dance des Petits Cygnes’. (Dance of little swans)

From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, the perfect romantic ballet of all time, Swan Lake, has it all. Prince Siegfried immediately falls in love with the White Swan princess, Odette (a swan by day but a young lady at night). However, Odette is under a magic spell and can only be saved by a man who declares her as his first and only love. Once this promise is made, she can be set free.

He promises his eternal love to Odette but unfortunately he is tricked by Von Rothbart, who casts a spell to make him fall in love with his daughter, Princess Odile (also known as the Black Swan), who closely resembles his love Princess Odette. Under a spell and mesmerised by her beauty, the prince forgets Odette and promises his love to Odile.

Swan Lake captures, like no other, the full range of human emotions – from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is a gem for the Russian cultural traditions, bringing as they do the passion and vibrancy of Russian character to this well-known ballet. It has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality, and never fails to delight audiences.

Swan Lake comes to Marina Theatre, Lowestoft on  Wednesday 19th October. For more information: http://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/