Il Lago dei Cigni
Event details Dance and theatre On 25 December 2022 Verona Website Ask for info (0039)045 8006100
Swan Lake, today perhaps the most famous ballet in the world, maintains all its charm with the lunar atmosphere that accompanies Odette's appearance, for the double role of Odette-Odile, white swan and black swan, for the eternal struggle between Good and Evil.

The plot, decidedly romantic, tells the story of Princess Odette that an evil spell of the evil magician Rothbart, to whom the princess has denied his love, forces her to spend the hours of the day in the guise of a white swan. The curse can only be defeated by an oath of love. Prince Sigfrid runs into Odette at night, falls in love and promises to save her. At a party in the palace of Sigfrid the magician presents his daughter who took the form of Odette to the prince who, convinced of being in the presence of his beloved, swears eternal love. At that point the magician reveals the true identity of the girl and Odette, destined to death, disappears into the waters of the lake. Sigfrid, desperate, decides to follow her: it is precisely this gesture that breaks the spell allowing the two young lovers to live happily ever after.

The Ballett of Romanian National Opera in Iasi, one of the most acclaimed companies of classical dance that has been touring all over Europe for more than twenty-four years, reviving the emotion of this classic with its muffled atmospheres.

Source: IAT Verona