Accompanied by The City Ballet Orchestra, John Nettles conducting
City Ballet of San Diego pays tribute to the great Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky with three magnificent ballets.
Dates and Times
Friday, November 2, 2018 – 8pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 8pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 2pm
Free Lecture by Artistic Director Steven Wistrich ½ Hour Prior to each Performance
SWAN LAKE ACT II — BLACK SWAN PAS DE DEUX — TCHAI CELEBRATION
Swan Lake Act II, also known as the iconic ‘white act’ of the ballet, tells the tale of how love triumphs over evil. Prince Siegfried tries to rescue a princess from a wicked baron who cast a spell on the young beauty and turns her into his Swan Queen. Peter Tchaikovsky’s ultimate ballet score comes to life with Elizabeth Wistrich choreography after Lev Ivanov’s and staged with lavish scenery, costumes and lighting.
Black Swan Pas de Deux is a world-famous classical duet from the third act of Swan Lake and has come to define the art form. It is known for Marius Petipa’s dramatic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music with thrilling virtuoso display for two dancers at the top of their game – an ‘edge of your seat’ spine tingling event.
Tchai Celebration, performed to Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Seasons’, perfectly captures the rapture and beauty of Tchaikovsky’s score through Elizabeth Wistrich’s expressive choreography. A large cast ballet performs the twelve sections with challenging and contemporary choreography making it a perfect showcase for the artistry and technique of the dancers.
Special Thanks to Our Season Sponsor
Financial support for City Ballet is provided in part by the City of San Diego
Commission for Arts and Culture.