Swan Lake

Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, prominent choreographers working in St. Petersburg, gave the show the character needed to make it a success.

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Petipa, along with Lev Ivanov, was responsible for the choreography created for the St. Petersburg premiere. The libretto was also modified by Modest Tchaikovsky, Petipa’s brother, who was responsible for the musical setting of the show.

The ballet was staged in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1895, and only then was it a success that guaranteed its popularity on the stages of other countries’ theaters.

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