VIDEO PREVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia to perform at Sheffield Lyceum
THE world famous Russian State Ballet of Siberia will perform Swan Lake and The Nutcracker on a week long visit to Sheffield Lyceum.
Promoters Raymond Gubbay will present the acclaimed ballet company live on stage, backed by The Russian State Ballet Orchestra, from January 10 to 15, 2022.
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There will be four performances of each show with Swan Lake on Monday, Jan 10, 7.30pm, Tuesday, Jan 11, 7.30pm, a matinee on Wednesday, January 12, at 2pm, and an evening show at 7.30pm.
Evening performances of The Nutcracker are also scheduled for 7.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 13, 14 and 15, with a matinee also on the final day, at 3pm.
Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth.
The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.
Swan Lake, widely regarded as the greatest romantic ballet of all time, is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score.
From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.
From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision, to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette, as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.
The Nutcracker is the most famous of fantasy ballets, for all the family, beginning as night falls on Christmas Eve.
As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath.
When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins.
Anatoly Tchepurnoi is the Music Director and Chief Conductor, with Sergei Bobrov as Artistic Director.
Sergei said: "It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting, for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage."
For tickets visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.