Quiz: Which of the following statements is false?
Answer: It was commissioned by the Royal Ballet.
The ballet was commissioned by the Australian Ballet. This version of Swan Lake was indeed loosely inspired by the Royal love triangle (Lady Diana, Prince Charles, Camille Parker Bowles), Siegfried and Odette are newly-wed, and there is no Odile character.
Swan Lake, one of the most beloved and recognized ballets of all time, comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, and performed by live orchestra, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake captures the passion, romance and magic of the classic ballet in a way that’s both refreshingly original and reverently classical.
This engagement of Swan Lake has a special significance to Los Angeles as well. In 1966 — barely a year after the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened — The Music Center presented Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn with The Australian Ballet on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Now, in celebration of The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is thrilled to bring back the legendary dance company with their critically acclaimed re-imagining of the classical ballet Swan Lake.
Event location: The Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles CA.
Tickets are valid for Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:30 pm performance only. No exchange with other performance dates.
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