WILLIAMSPORT -- The Swan Lake Ballet will come to the Community Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. January 25, 2019. Presented by the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, this will be their first visit to the United States. The ballet company will have 55 talented and brightest ballet stars coming to bring the romantic tale of true love to glorious life. This full-scale production of Swan Lake is set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend that follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.
The ballet company consists of the best performers, graduates of prestigious Ukrainian and Russian choreography schools. Many of the talented artists have danced with the Odessa National Opera company in its different periods and many of them have been soloists in major international companies. Over the years, due to the many tours all over the globe, the National Opera of Odessa ballet has earned its first-class international reputation.
The Ballet of the Odessa National Opera, is situated within the building of the prestigious Opera Theater, where the greatest divas of Russian ballet performed on stage, from Anna Pavlova to Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya. Since 2009 the ballet manager has been Yuri Vasyuchenko, an Honorary Artist of Russia and exclusive soloist for Bolshoi in its glorious era under the tutelage of Yuri Grigorovich. The Odessa company is recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions of classical ballet in Russia and can boast an extremely varied repertoire, carrying the honor and the task to preserve the precious heritage of the great Russian ballets.
Tickets range from $41.60 to $12.48 and are available at the CAC box office or online at www.caclive.com. Show running time is two hours 30 minutes.