Ballett

Rudolf Nurejew

Schwanensee

Sunday 23. June 2024 19:00 – 22:00 2 Breaks Main Stage
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1

Cast at
23. June 2024

Prinz Siegfried

Jakob Feyferlik

Odette/Odile

Olga Esina

Musikalische Leitung

Paul Connelly

Musik

Piotr I. Tschaikowski

Choreographie und Inszenierung

Rudolf Nurejew

Bühne und Kostüme

Luisa Spinatelli

Einstudierung

Lukas Gaudernak

Einstudierung

Alice Necsea

4 more dates

Schwanensee

Cast at Thursday 6. June 2024

Prinz Siegfried

Masayu Kimoto

Musikalische Leitung

Paul Connelly

Musik

Piotr I. Tschaikowski

Choreographie und Inszenierung

Rudolf Nurejew

Bühne und Kostüme

Luisa Spinatelli

Einstudierung

Lukas Gaudernak

Einstudierung

Alice Necsea
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1
Schwanensee

Cast at Tuesday 11. June 2024

Prinz Siegfried

Masayu Kimoto

Musikalische Leitung

Paul Connelly

Musik

Piotr I. Tschaikowski

Choreographie und Inszenierung

Rudolf Nurejew

Bühne und Kostüme

Luisa Spinatelli

Einstudierung

Lukas Gaudernak

Einstudierung

Alice Necsea
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1 Included in: Ballettzyklus: Klassiker
Ballettzyklus: Klassiker

The performances of the ballet cycles take place at the Vienna State Opera (S) and the Volksoper (V)

07. October 2023: COPPÈLIA (V)
10. November 2023: GOLDBERG VARIATIONS (S)
02. February 2024: PROMETHEAN FIRE (V)
11. June 2024: SCHWANENSEE (S)

Schwanensee

Cast at Friday 14. June 2024

Prinz Siegfried

Masayu Kimoto

Musikalische Leitung

Paul Connelly

Musik

Piotr I. Tschaikowski

Choreographie und Inszenierung

Rudolf Nurejew

Bühne und Kostüme

Luisa Spinatelli

Einstudierung

Lukas Gaudernak

Einstudierung

Alice Necsea
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1
Schwanensee

Cast at Thursday 20. June 2024

Prinz Siegfried

Jakob Feyferlik

Odette/Odile

Olga Esina

Musikalische Leitung

Paul Connelly

Musik

Piotr I. Tschaikowski

Choreographie und Inszenierung

Rudolf Nurejew

Bühne und Kostüme

Luisa Spinatelli

Einstudierung

Lukas Gaudernak

Einstudierung

Alice Necsea
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1

About the Production

Short Summary

It is the most famous ballet of all time: 

the tragic story of Prince Siegfried, who finds himself deep in the forest in the middle of the night, falls in love with the Swan Princess Odette and swears to be faithful to her forever, but is deceived by the wicked powers of the Magician Rotbart and Odette’s adversary Odile.

Schwanensee

Storyline

Prince Siegfried is celebrating his birthday with numerous guests. Tomorrow he is to choose a bride from among the beauties of the land. As a sign of maturity, he receives a crossbow from his mother. Left alone, Siegfried feels strangely attracted by a flock of passing swans. He is overcome by dark forebodings. Although it is already evening, he goes hunting.

Wizard Redbeard rules over a flock of white swans. These are enchanted girls. They are only allowed to take on their human form at night. One of them is the swan princess Odette. Siegfried has followed her and her friends deeper and deeper into the forest. Under the spell of the floating dances of their companions, the two fall in love. Odette reveals that only a man who vows eternal fidelity to her can release her from Redbeard's spell. Siegfried swears to be that man. The day dawns and the girls return to the lake, where they turn back into swans. Rothbart stops Siegfried from following them.

The choice of bride at the queen's court is in full swing. But none of the six princesses presented to Siegfried is able to touch his heart. Then a beautiful stranger dressed in black enters, accompanied by a proud nobleman. Siegfried is confused; he believes he recognizes his beloved Odette in this mysterious creature who resembles a black swan. After the guests have presented themselves with dances from their native Spain, Italy, Poland and Hungary, Siegfried asks the stranger to dance and announces that he has chosen her as his bride. The magician Redbeard appears triumphantly from under his mask. Siegfried's chosen one is Odile, Rothbart's daughter. Siegfried is forced to realize that he has been deceived. He plunges into the forest in search of Odette.

The white swans dance their elegiac round dances. They try in vain to comfort Odette. Breathlessly, Siegfried appears. Although Odette knows that all hope of redemption is lost, she forgives him. But Redbeard takes his revenge to the end: he lets the lake overflow its banks and Siegfried dies in the waves.

Act 1 & 2 70 MIN.
Intermission 25 MIN.
Act 3 36 MIN.
Intermission 25 MIN.
Act 4 25 MIN.

The production that Marius Petipa staged with Lev Ivanov in St. Petersburg in 1895 has retained its validity and fascination to this day. With his choreography of the White Acts, Ivanov invented the formal language and visual aesthetics that established »the myth of Swan Lake«. Almost 70 years later, in a completely changed world, Rudolf Nureyev took up Petipa’s and Ivanov’s threads, which had already been spun in different nuances in the 20th century in both the East and the West. With the premiere of his Viennese Swan Lake in 1964, he presented a compaction of Russian movement material into the highest virtuosity and directed the focus on the individualist Siegfried. His choreography, which was entered into the Guinness Book of Records with 89 curtains at the premiere danced by Nureyev himself alongside Margot Fonteyn, is still a signature work of the Vienna State Ballet up to today and finds its interpretation through ever new generation of dancers.

Like many artists in the age of romanticism, Peter I. Tchaikovsky was attracted to fairy-tale materials and not only used it as the basis for his first major major ballet Swan Lake (1877) – a score, that motivates situations with theatrical sense in a way never before heard in the ballet world of the time and shows the characters as real people through psychological spotlighting – even if they appear in a fairy tale. The colourful, lively, but also elegantly sophisticated dances of the two festive acts, always characterized by the waltz beat, are contrasted with the poetic-lyrical, but also darkly dramatic worlds of the Actes blancs. Tchaikovsky was able to give the divertissements dramaturgical reasons beyond their entertainment character. The subject of metamorphosis, which determines the plot of Swan Lake – Siegfried is on the threshold of adulthood, people become swans or owls, real everyday worlds change into imaginary ones – also characterizes the composition, which constantly changes its colours. This even extends to the work with leitmotifs that know how to adapt precisely to situations or moods. 

Impressions of the Choreography

© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor
© Wiener Staatsballett/Ashley Taylor

FAQ

Tickets for our standing room can be purchased online or at the Bundestheater box office from 10 am on the day of the performance. BundestheaterCard holders can book standing room tickets online the day before the performance.

In addition, a fixed contingent of standing room tickets is available for regular evening performances from 80 minutes before the start of the performance at our standing room box office (Operngasse entrance).

Our operas are sung in the original languages - these vary depending on the work.

At each seat, subtitles in different languages can be switched on or off via a separate subtitle screen. In addition to the original language of the opera, you can choose from up to eight languages: German, English, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin).

In the event of a change of performance, you can of course return or exchange your tickets.

As changes to the cast cannot be ruled out due to illnesses or other hindrances of artists, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price or exchange in this case.

Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged if you are not admitted to the auditorium due to being late (even after the interval).

About Your Visit

Cloakroom

The cloakrooms are located next the the entrances at the Operngasse. You can find additional cloakrooms on the left and right side of the balcony and the gallery and in the boxes. All cloakrooms are free of charge.

Be on Time

We ask you to be on time when attending the performances.
Entry to the auditorium is not allowed after the performance has started. This also applied after the break.

Food and Drink

Our gastronomy opens at the same time entry is permitted. You can enjoy some snacks and drinks before the performance starts or you can book a table for the break.

Practical Information

You can find more practical information regarding your visit (e.g. Dresscode, barrier-free-access, …) here.

 

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  • Under 27
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  • Disability ID
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