Estonian National Ballet’s new demi-soloist Andrea Fabbri debutes in „Swan lake“

19.10.2018 / Lisanna Männilaan


On the 20th of October, the new demi-soloist Andrea Fabbri will perform the role of Prince Siegfried in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” for the first time. Alena Shkatula will partner her in the double role of Odette/Ottilie.

Andrea Fabbri graduated from Il Balleto Dance Academy in 2012, in 2015 he graduated from Harid Conservatory in Florida. He has danced in Los Angeles Ballet in the season 2015/16. Fabbri joined the Estonian National Ballet in 2016, since 2018 he is a demi-soloist.

As one of the quintessential ballets of all time, “Swan Lake” offers an unforgettable experience of romance, virtuoso dancing and Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music. Despite the poor reception of the premiere in 1877, it has become one of the most loved and frequently performed pieces. Although “Swan Lake” has been restaged in many versions throughout the ballet’s history, most companies rely on the 1985 version by Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa. Thomas Edur’s version combines beautiful dance classics with a loved story of romance, sorcery and the struggle between good and evil.

Swan Lake” premiered at the Estonian National Opera on April 15th, 2016. The ballet is staged by Thomas Edur, the designer is Thomas Mika from Germany and the lighting designer is Steen Bjarke from Denmark. The conductor is Vello Pähn.

Good luck Andrea! TOI-TOI-TOI!

Photo: Albert Kerstna

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