Ballet & Dance


Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov : SWAN LAKE

<Ballet in 3 Acts and 4 Scenes>

Artistic Director : Maki Asami
Choreography : Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov
Music   Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Revised by : Konstantin Sergeyev
Supervised by : Natalia Dudinskaya
Designs : Vyatcheslav Okunev
Lighting : Kaji Kozo
Stage Manager : Morioka Hajime
Scenery and costumes executed by : Vozrozhdenie
Conductor : Robin Barker
Orchestra : The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Odette / Odile
Mariinsky Theater
Diana Vishnyova
Matada Kumiko
Sakai Hana
Prince Siegfried
Mariinsky Theatre
Igor Kolb
(7th/9th) Maylen Tleubaev (8th)
Yamamoto Ryuji
Atsugi Mia / Uchitomi Youko / Endo Mutsuko / Omori Yuki / Kawamura Maki / Saito Miho / Takahashi Ari / Tsurutani Miho / Terashima Hiromi / Terashima Mayumi / Nishikawa Takako / Nishiyama Yuko / Motojima Miwa / Yukawa Mamiko
Ichikawa Toru / Guennadi Iline / Emoto Taku / Okuda Shinya / Kaikawa Tetsuo / Chen Xiujie / Tomikawa Yuki / Grigory Barinov / Yoshimoto Yasuhisa

New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo

2:00pm     × ×
3:00pm   ×    
6:30pm ×      
Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with 2 intermissions

  Available from 10:00a.m., Sunday, November 7, 2004
New National Theatre Tokyo Box Office: +81-3-5352-9999(10:00am-6:00pm)
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Z
Price(yen) 9,450 8,400 7,350 6,300 5,250 4,200 3,570 3,150 1,500
*Rank 8: Sold at the NNTT Box Office and all Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date only. Up to 2 tickets per person. No phone reservations. *Seat Z: Sold to students only at some Ticket Pia outlets on the day before the performance. Any tickets not sold by the performance date will be released to the general public at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID. *Same day student tickets (50% off Ranks 1 - 7): Sold at the NNTT Box Office and some Ticket Pia outlets on the performance date. One ticket per person. No phone reservations. Students must bring a valid student ID.

*Opera House Ticket Prices & Seating Plan

I Can't Wait till Night. I Want to Fly Down to You

SWAN LAKE LEAFLET A swan comes down upon a lake and when night falls is transformed into a noble and beautiful woman. Through such a pure and chaste image, Swan Lake symbolically portrays the love and death of human beings. Tchaikovsky's dramatic music and the masterful choreography of Petipa and Ivanov, which brings together the essence of classic ballet techniques, have combined to create an enduring masterpiece which remains tremendously popular throughout the world---so much so that Swan Lake has become synonymous with ballet today. The NNTT adopts the Sergeyev version, which has carried the quintessence of the original choreography to the present day and has an established reputation as the standard version. Since the first performance by NNTT in 1998, Swan Lake has been performed in every Christmas season. It is a part of the repertoire that the New National Theatre Ballet is especially proud to present to you. With each performance, the ballet is imbued with new sensibility and never fails to deeply move the audience. In the upcoming season, dancers, including guest dancers from the Maryinsky Theatre, will give lively performances of the work at the beginning of the New Year.


One night, Prince Siegfried meets Princess Odette by the lake and falls in love with her. Turned into a swan by the magician Rothbart, the princess is restored to human form only at night. The prince makes up his mind to rescue her and swears eternal love for her. However at the ball, he begs to marry Odile, daughter of the magician, who is identical to Odette. He asks Odette's forgiveness and fights against his fate, and finally the love of the two breaks the spell.

Odette / Odile
Dianna Vishnyova
Mariinsky Theatre
Matada Kumiko
Sakai Hana
Prince Siegfried
Igor Kolb
Mariinsky Theatre
Mailen Tleoubaev
Yamamoto Ryuji