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The Finnish National Ballet and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra’s Swan Lake ballet blends Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music and a beautiful, iconic visual world.

Swan Lake tells a familiar tale of the princess of a distant land, Odette, who has been kidnapped and turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Rothbart. Swan Lake has a long history at the Finnish National Ballet, which chose it as its first performance one hundred years ago. ‘Finnishness’ has been in fact a source of inspiration in McAllister’s version, which is deeply rooted in the classical ballet tradition.

Swan Lake is the most widely recognised ballet in the world, blending Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music and an iconically beautiful visual world. Top choreographer David McAllister’s new choreography, made in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Finnish National Ballet, will slip the confines of the Opera House in Töölö for the first time for a performance in Tampere.

The performance is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes long, including one interval.
The performance is recommended for viewers over 7 years of age.