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En ballerina i vit tutu balanserar på ena tån med en arm sträckt fram och ett ben utsträckt bakom sig.

Guest performance: Swan Lake

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Choreography Rudolf Nureyev.

Nureyev’s Swan Lake with the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Göteborg Opera Orchestra

  • Duration

    Ca. 3 h incl. 1 interval

  • Dates

    21 — 23 May 2024

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Price

    195–690 kr

  • Accessibility

A longed-for guest performance by the Royal Swedish Ballet, who present the final version of Nureyev’s Swan Lake, accompanied by our orchestra.

”The audience can swin in a lake of beauty” Expressen
”The Swan Queen sparkles with light” Dagens Nyheter
”Nureyev’s swan lake is a beautiful vision of freedom” Svenska Dagbladet
”so timid, gentle and musically balanced that tears spring to your eyes” Svenska Dagbladet

Prince Siegfried is under pressure in his new role as regent. Destined to marry a woman he does not love he escapes into a world of fantasy where he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful swan; the symbol of romantic love that he so desperately desires. But the swan is an enchanted princess …

The ballet of all ballets with celebrated choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. After his two earlier versions of Swan Lake, Nureyev’s 1984 production for L’Opéra de Paris is considered his definitive and final version. It was performed for the first time at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2021. This is a chance to see this acclaimed production again – a classic ballet saga about good and evil in which love conquers darkness in the end, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s iconic music performed by the Göteborg Opera Orchestra.




CONDUCTOR Andreas Eriksson Hjort
STAGING Charles Jude, Clairemarie Osta
SET DESIGN Ezio Frigerio
COSTUMES Franca Squarciapino


The Royal Swedish Ballet

The Göteborg Orchestra

Photos from the performance

En grupp vitklädda ballerinor dansar synkroniserat på en mörk scen som svanar på en sjö. En fullmåne lyser bakom dem.

In photo:  Kungliga Baletten|Photographer:  Carl Thorborg