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Swan Lake


Choreography by David Blair
after original by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Scenery by Oliver Smith
Costumes by Freddy Wittop
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Staged by Kevin McKenzie (1993 Revival)
Revival Lighting by Thomas R. Skelton after original by Jean Rosenthal

World Premiere

Imperial Ballet
January 27, 1895

Mariinsky Theatre
St. Petersburg, Russia

Cast:
Pierina Legnani (Odette/Odile)
Pavel Gerdt (Prince Siegfried)
Alexander Oblakov (Benno)
Alexei Bulgakov (Von Rothbart)

World Premiere

(Act II)
January 18, 1966
New York State Theater
New York, New York

Cast:
Lupe Serrano (Odette/Odile)
Royes Fernandez (Prince Siegfried)

World Premiere

(Full Production)
February 16, 1967
Civic Opera House
Chicago, Illinois

Cast:
Nadia Nerina (Odette/Odile)
Royes Fernandez (Prince Siegfried)
Lucia Chase (Princess Mother)
Paul Sutherland (Benno)
Tom Adair (von Rothbart)
Enrique Martinez (Wolfgang, the tutor)

New York Premiere

May 9, 1967
New York State Theater
New York, New York

Cast:
Toni Lander (Odette/Odile)
Bruce Marks (Prince Siegfried)
Lucia Chase (Princess Mother)
Paul Sutherland (Benno)
Tom Adair (von Rothbart)
Enrique Martinez (Wolfgang, the tutor)