Swan Lake season extended again due to strong demand

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Irina Kolesnikova and Dmitri Akulinin in the Grand Ballroom Scene of Swan Lake Act III.

Irina Kolesnikova and Dmitri Akulinin in the Grand Ballroom Scene of Swan Lake Act III.

If you don’t have your tickets yet (seriously, what were you thinking?), you can now breathe a sigh of relief. But make it a short sigh and then go and book those seats quick-sticks, because this is the last and final extension before the swans fly off to Australia the very next day.

With less than a month before the premiere on Wednesday, 10 July 2013, the touring St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has added an additional six performances to its Johannesburg run of Swan Lake, after already adding extra dates last month.

Irina Kolesnikova as Odile from Act III.

Irina Kolesnikova as Odile from Act III.

Last chance shows:

  • Sunday, 21 July 2013 at 1pm
  • Sunday, 21 July 2103 at 6pm
  • Thursday, 25 July 2013 at 8pm
  • Friday, 26 July 2013 at 8pm
  • Saturday, 27 July 2013 at 2pm
  • Saturday, 27 July 2013 at 2pm

The international tour producer, Andrew Guild, says “this is the last time we will be able to add extra performances and although excellent new seats are now going to be available we anticipate that they will sell fast”.

And we don’t think he’s bluffing. The season was sold out the last time the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre (SPBT) performed Swan Lake in South Africa and he says “this time our ticket sales are even better when compared to the same lead-up period”.

In addition, this year we’ll see Swan Lake performed at The Teatro, Montecasino for the first time, with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra led by the SPBT conductor, Vadim Nikitin.

You can read more about the production here: Swan Lake – Russian ballet at its best travelling to SA, or…

Book your tickets:

Dates: 10 to 27 July 2013
Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg
Tickets: R210 to R490 from Computicket

Still here? Well okay, first watch this black swan variation by SPBT’s prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova and then get your tickets. Dancers be warned, this video could cause serious symptoms of pirouette-envy.

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