Swan Lake is a little ballet that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893, Russian composer) created for his nephew and niece in 1871. Then Vladimir Petrovich Begichev, director of the Moscow Imperial Theater, and Vasily Gestler, danseur of the Moscow Imperial Boshoi Theater, wrote a senario and made it into a ballet in 1876. However, the audience’s reaction after the first presentation was not good. But today, it is one of the three classical ballets that famous ballet companies in the world perform regularly.
Swan Lake got its story from an old tale passed down from generation to genertion in Germany.
Princess Odette is coursed by a witch and is turned into a swan every morning. She can only break free from the spell through true love. The prince risk his life for the princess and they will love each other.
Swan lake as a ballet has different endings, and each ending is according to the company performing it. There are ballets with happy endings in which the prince and the princess do not die and drive away the witch.
How about creating your own ending story?
In Filipino, with English Translation
Size: 8 inches x 10.5 inches