Tickets are still available to see Russian Ballet’s Swan Lake

The Russian Ballet Theatre presents a breathtaking new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

It is all of the splendor which has mesmerized ballet audiences for over a century, plus a bit more. It delights with new as well as time honored Russian traditions. This marks the first time the Russian Ballet Theatre has ever performed in Asheville.

Choreographer Nadezhda Kalinina lovingly retouches the oldest St. Petersburg version of the ballet.

Equally fascinating is the work of young, accomplished designer Sergei Novikov (Mariinsky Theatre, Omsk State Music Theatre, St. Petersburg State Music Hall Theatre) who has perfected not only exquisite new sets, but also 150 gorgeous costumes that bring fresh representation to this timeless ballet.

Prima Ballerina Olga Kifyak will dance the lead roles of Odette (The White Swan) and Odile (The Black Swan). Many ballerinas proclaim Swan Lake as the highlight of their career. She says, “Dancing the lead in Swan Lake is like climbing Mt. Everest.” At one point, the Black Swan performs 32 fouettés.

What makes this evening of ballet more brilliant is the Russian Ballet Theatre’s collaboration with the Plus 1 Initiative which raises funds to bring teacher classroom dreams to life. Through, $1 of each ticket sale will go towards funding Asheville public school needs.

Part of the company’s 2019 tour, tickets for this performance of Swan Lake start at $28 and are available online at, or in person at the U.S.Cellular Center box office beginning Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. ET.

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