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swan lake Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre

5 & 6 December 2019 • 8:00pm

7 December 2019 • 1:00pm & 8:00pm

8 December 2019 • 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Esplanade Theatre

Singapore Dance Theatre

Metropolitan Festival Orchestra

Conducted by Joshua Tan Kang Ming


An enchanting lake. A spell-binding romance with the Swan Queen, Odette. A tragic betrayal by the alluring Black Swan, Odile. Swan Lake is a sensational timeless classic that beckons you into a realm of secrecy and seduction. Captivating you from the moment the curtains are lifted, this is a bewitching story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion.


The ballet opens with Prince Siegfried taking aim at a white swan, which magically transforms into a beautiful woman named Odette. She tells the prince that she is indeed a princess who has come under a spell – swan by night, woman by day, and it can only be broken if a nobel prince swears eternal fidelity to her. Prince Siegfried falls madly in love with Odette. However, in a series of tragic events, the Prince accidentally proposes to the evil sorcerer’s daughter, Odile, thinking that she is Odette. Princess Odette witnesses Siegfried declaring his love for Odile and feels doomed. The prince returns to seek forgiveness from Odette at the lakeside, and he defeats the evil sorcerer in a battle which releases Odette and all the swan maidens from the spell.


Staged by Janek Schergen after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Swan Lake will be performed to the brilliant original score by Tchaikovsky, played live by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. 

SDT-MFO Orchestra Fund


Your support will be crucial to sustaining this groundbreaking strategic partnership between the SDT and MFO, as we strive to bring to you more joint-performances of iconic full-length classical works as part of SDT's annual seasons. 

Read more about the partnership and the SDT-MFO Orchestra Fund here.

Tickets on sale from

22 September 2019.

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