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Royal Opera House presents

The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake (ENCORE) – Cert TBC

An encore performance filmed live in front of an audience

Sat 1 Mar 2025

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, tricks the Prince into declaring his love for the identical Odile and thus breaking his vow to Odette. Doomed to remain a swan forever, Odette has but one way to break the sorcerer’s spell.


Odette/ Odile: Yasmine Naghdi
Prince Siegfried: Matthew Ball
Von Rothbart: Thomas Whitehead
The Queen: Christina Arestis
Benno: Joonhyuk Jun
Prince Siegfried’s younger sisters: Leticia Dias, Annette Buvoli


Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production: Liam Scarlett designer John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Staging: Gary Avis, Laura Morera, and Samantha Raine
Artistic Supervisor: Laura Morera