California Ballet Company celebrates its 45th Anniversary Gala with two performances of the full- length Swan Lake. The tragic tale of the beautiful Swan Queen imprisoned under a terrible spell is the ultimate power struggle between good and evil, paired with the promise of everlasting love. Many consider Swan Lake the epitome of romanticism and the quintessential classical ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky's luscious score with unforgettable choreography by Thor Sutowski and Dame Sonia Arova and original choreography by Lev Ivanov, California Ballet's production stays true to the spirit of 19th century dance.
With striking sets, gorgeous costuming, and one of the largest corps de ballets in California Ballet's repertoire, Swan Lake is one of the Company's most visually impressive ballets. This production celebrates 45 years of classical ballet in San Diego, and will be accompanied by a celebratory gala dinner preceding the Saturday evening performance and a festive post-show reception with live music, dancing, and a meet and greet with California Ballet's cadre of professional dancers.