Swan Lake

Ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on April 15, 2016

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. The technically demanding double role of Odette/Ottilie poses a challenge for any prima ballerina. 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.

Staging team

  • Choreographer and Stage Director of the new redaction: Thomas Edur
  • Thomas Edur’s version is based on Lev Ivanov’s and Marius Petipa’s choreography dating from 1895
  • Conductors: Vello Pähn, Lauri Sirp, Kaspar Mänd
  • Designer: Thomas Mika (Germany)
  • Lighting Designer: Steen Bjarke (Denmark)


  • Approx. running time 2 h 40 min, one intermission
  • Pre-performance guided tour on 10 March and 7 April at 17.30  from the main foyer of the theater. Ticket 8 €.


  • W, 7 February 2018 / 19:00

    A price. 20-31 €

  • S, 10 March 2018 / 19:00

    I price. 22-38 €. Tiiu Randviir 80! Pre-performance guided tour at 17.30, ticket 8 €.

  • S, 7 April 2018 / 19:00

    I price. 22-38 €. Pre-performance guided tour at 17.30, ticket 8 €.

  • T, 10 April 2018 / 19:00

    28/19 €. In Tartu Vanemuine Theatre



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