Swan Lake in Montreal
PERM OPERA BALLET toured in Canada for the first time from February 22 to 26, 2017 with 6 representations of Tchaikovsky The Swan Lake in Natalia Makarova's version of the famous choreography on the stage of Place des Arts, the most prestigious performing arts center of Montreal.
Three tons of costumes and scenery were shipped from Oural of Russia across the Atlantic Ocean to Montreal for the rich and high quality performances. The 80 participants of the tour, including 68 dancers, presented six shows of the ballet Swan Lake in a version of the Great Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova. The famous music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky was performed by the 60 musicians of Les Grands Ballets Orchestra conducted by the Principal conductor of the Perm Opera Ballet Theatre, Honored artist of Russia, People's artist of Bashkortostan, winner of the National theatre award "Golden Mask", Valery Platonov.
The average occupancy rate during the tour of the Perm ballet was 97%, while hall capacity is almost 3,000 seats. 17,128 spectators saw Perm ballet’s Swan Lake! Outstanding gests saw the performances, among them several directors of the leading theatres and concert halls of America and Europe, the most reputable journalists, the famous Canadian choreographer Edouard Lock, The Consul of the Russian Federation in Montreal, artists of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and students of Quebec high school of dance.
The tour of The Perm Opera Ballet Theatre presented not only the true traditions of Russian classical ballet, but also allowed to reveal the secrets of the Russian ballet school – the principal ballet masters of the Perm Ballet Theatre gave master-classes.
The tour had a stunning success! The Perm Opera Ballet Theatre showed in Canada the famous school of Russian classical ballet, a new generation of the talented young dancers, fine technique of classical dance and musicality. The performances gave a unique opportunity to the spectators of Montreal to see the great masterpiece of the Russian classical repertoire and choreography of the great Russian choreographers – Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa.
The Swan Lake of Perm Ballet was an unforgettable event for the Canadian audience and will stay in the history of Montreal forever!
Letters from the public:
"I must tell you that I saw the ballet on Wednesday night with my daughter Amelia who is a ballerina and it was wonderful. I’m 65 years old and I can tell you that I saw many “Swan Lake” and yours is the most beautiful in the world. From the pas de deux with the solo of violin, my daughter was so touched that she could not stop crying. She thanks you for so many magic moments."
"Finally, what a joy see this legendary ballet! The dancers of the Perm Ballet were charmed by their technical prowess and their infinite grace."
"I saw the Swan Lake performance in Montreal on Feb 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the finest performances ever. Congratulations!"
"Breathtaking ballet of the Perm Ballet presented in Place des Arts. Fabulous dancers!"