The story

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, the Queen of the Swans, who, along with other innocent young girls, was enchanted by the evil wizard Rothbart meaning that they must live like swans and only assume their human forms around midnight. Only true love can break the spell when Odette meets Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with her. Rothbart tries to get between the lovers through his daughter Odile, who looks like Odette.

Kharkov City Opera & Ballet

The Kharkov City Opera & Ballet comes from one of the oldest theatres in the former Soviet Union and Ukraine. This theatre employs more than 700 people, including highly qualified dancers, musicians, set designers, costume designers, tailors and ballet shoemakers.

The company also tours all over the world, with 150 performances a year, brining world-famous titles such as 'Swan Lake', 'The Nutcracker', 'Giselle', 'Nabucco' and 'Rigoletto' to Dutch theatres. Experience dance at a high level, supported by live music from the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra.