Swan Lake

백조의 호수
2019.08.28 - 09.01 Weekdays 19:30 / SAT 14:00, 19:00 / SUN 14:00 Opera Theater, Seoul Arts Center(SAC) 145min. (Act1 65min. / Intermission 20min. / Act2 60min.) R 80,000KRW / S 60,000KRW / A 30,000KRW / B 20,000KRW / C 5,000KRW

 Music

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 Choreography

 Yuri Grigorovich

 Set Design

 Simon Virsaladze

 Lighting

 Mikhail Sokolov

 Conduct

 Judith Yan

 Orchestra 

 Korean Symphony Orchestra

 Artistic Director

 Kang Suejin

백조의 호수

Swan Lake
2019.08.28 - 09.01 예술의전당 오페라극장 145min. (Act1 65min. / Intermission 20min. / Act2 60min.) R 80,000KRW / S 60,000KRW / A 30,000KRW / B 20,000KRW / C 5,000KRW

 Music

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 Choreography

 Yuri Grigorovich

 Set Design

 Simon Virsaladze

 Lighting

 Mikhail Sokolov

 Conduct

 Judith Yan

 Orchestra 

 Korean Symphony Orchestra

 Artistic Director

 Kang Suejin

ACT I - Scene 1

In an old German Castle, Prince Siegfried's birthday is being celebrated: today he comes of age. His mother, the Princess Mother, friends and courtiers, congratulates him. In a majes­tic ceremony, Siegfried became a knight. From this day, on a sense of duty and valor will be the guiding principles in his life. The last toasts are pronounced in his honor and young girls of his age try to attract his attention, but Siegfried is overcome by emotions of a different order: he dreams of a pure, ideal love. The festivity draws to an end, the guests de­part, leaving the prince alone with his thoughts in the gath­ering dusk. Night falls. Siegfried in conscious of the presence of a shadow at his side, it is as if some mysterious force is beckoning to him. It is the Evil Genius, of Fate itself, who has come to reveal some perturbing secrets to the prince. Submitting to the powerful pull of his invisible companion’s presence and full of anxious foreboding, Siegfried succumbs to the ideal world of his dreams.



ACT I - Scene 2

Lured by the Evil Genius, Siegfried finds himself on the banks of a mysterious lake. In the shimmering patches of moon­light on the water, visions of bewitched swan maidensrise up before him. Siegfried catches sight of Odette, the most beautiful of the maidens: he is spell-bound, deeply struck by her beauty. At last, he has found his romantic ideal of love. He swears to Odette he will love her forever and be faithful to her.



ACT II - Scene 1

Prospective brides-to-be are arriving at the Princess Moth­er's castle. The Prince must choose one of them to be his wife. Siegfried appears: he can think of nothing but Odette and his meeting with her. He dances in an offhand way with the well-born maidens-not one of them can compare to his ideal. Suddenly, a mysterious knight arrives at the ball ac­companied by a ravishingly beautiful young girl and a suite of black swans. It is the Evil Genius and Odile, Odette's dou­ble. Struck by their resemblance, Siegfried hurries towards Odile. The Evil Genius is putting the Prince’s sentiments to the test. The perfidious Odile who manages to disarm him of all his doubts enchants Siegfried: he announces Odile to be his chosen bride. At this very moment, the throne room is plunged in darkness and a vision of the beautiful Odette appears before the assembled company. Siegfried realizes that he has become a plaything in the hands of Fate. Hop­ing to atone for his betrayal, he rushes in despair after the receding image of the white swan.



ACT II - Scene 2

Night time. A deep gloom overhangs the lake. Odette brings the tragic news: the Prince has broken his vow of faithful­ness to her. Siegfried's conscience is deeply troubled: he hurries towards Odette begging for her forgiveness. The Evil Genius summons up a storm, which disperses and plays have with the heroes of our tale, making it impossible for them to unire. Made weak by his single combat with Fate, Siegfried tries in vain to hold on to the vanishing image. The Evil Genius is about to do away with the Prince when Odette throws herself between them just in time to save Siegfried. Instantly, their love triumphs over the Evil Genius, to finally bring him down.