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Swan Lake

April 8-12, 2015 | 7 Performances

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mesmerizing audiences for over 100 years, Swan Lake is considered by many to be the greatest classical ballet of all time. Now The Washington Ballet will take on this mysterious, lyrical and dramatic ballet. The classical enchantment of Swan Lake involves the beautiful Princess Odette, a passionate prince, and the wicked sorcerer von Rothbart who captures Odette and turns her into a swan by day. The evil spell can only be broken when a young man pledges his love and marries her. Should he betray her, she will remain a swan forever. This program includes accompaniment by The Evermay Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble group presented by S&R Foundation under the patronage of Dr. Ryuji Ueno.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed by Evermay Chamber Orchestra
Choreography: Kirk Peterson after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Conductor: Nabil Shehata

Evermay Chamber Orchestra
Nabil Shehata
Tamaki Kawakubo


Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 7:30PM (Preview Night)
Thursday April 9, 2015 at 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Friday April 10, 2015 at 7:30PM
Saturday April 11, 2015 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM
Sunday April 12, 2015 at 1:30PM & 6:30PM

Misty Copeland will be performing Thursday, April 9 at 7:30PM and Sunday, April 12 at 6:30PM.

PRINCIPAL CASTING (as of 4/7; Please note - Casting is subject to change)
Wed., Apr. 8 & Sat. Eve, Apr. 11 (Maki Onuki/Miguel Anaya)
Thu., Apr. 9 & Sun. Eve, Apr. 12 (Misty Copeland/Brooklyn Mack)
Fri., Apr. 10 & Sun. Mat, Apr. 12 (Ayano Kimura/Jonathan Jordan)
Sat. Mat, Apr. 11 (Aurora Dickie/Tamas Krizsa)

Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes, including one 3-minute pause, and two 15-minute intermissions


The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566

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