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There’s a double treat coming up for ballet fans in the first week of December.

24.11.2015 - The Moscow Ballet will bring two shows to delight audiences at the Teatro Guimerá on December 7 and 8.

The first will be a performance of the inimitable Swan Lake – possibly the most popular ballet of all time.

Swan Lake’s spellbinding story runs the gamut of human emotions, set to a background of music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, often quoted as "the most admired composer in the classical ballet tradition that ever lived"   Tchaikovsky’s deep and rich melodies are well suited to dance, creating a mixture that is beautiful for both eyes and ears.  Starting with the melancholy and mysterious notes of the oboe theme, which announces the presence of the princess, the score’s rhythms, both fast and slow, dramatic and calming, offer the perfect opportunity for the depiction of the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.  Tchaikovsky wrote the ballet between 1875 and 1876, inspired by traditional Russian folk tales.

The Nutcracker on the following night is also one of Tchaikovsky’s triumphs, with the score having become one of his most famous compositions, in particular the pieces featured in the Suites. The Nutcracker, with its story of Clara and her dreams, is a classic of the Christmas season.   

The company’s outstanding soloists Cristina and Alexei Terentiev will take pride of place in both performances.

See Swan Lake on December 7 at 8.30pm and The Nutcracker on December 8, also at 8.30pm.

Visit: for more information or to purchase tickets, priced between €29 and €38. Also see:  Group tickets for 12 or more people can be organised for the reduced price of €20 per person by calling: 622 328 722. 

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