Pacific Northwest Ballet Performance
4/14/2013 1:00 PM
Swan Lake is considered by many to be the greatest classical ballet of all time. With its fantastical plot filled with romance, sorcery, and betrayal, Swan Lake offers ballerinas the ultimate challenge of a dual role—Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan while awaiting an oath of true love to set her free, and Odile, the temptress daughter of Baron Von Rothbart, who plots the downfall of Odette's true love, Siegfried. Pacific Northwest Ballet's 1981 production was a significant milestone as the first full-length ballet re-created for the Company. The current production of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake, in a revised staging and featuring new designs, premiered in 2003 to open PNB's inaugural season in Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.