This ballet is considered to be one of the great classics and it was written by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and is considered to be his masterpiece. The story is about a princess who is cursed. She is a swan by day and a beautiful woman by night. A prince sees her transformation from swan to human form and he falls in love with her on the spot. However, instead of finding the woman he fell in love with he finds one who looks exactly like here. When he realizes his mistake and that his love must remain a swan, the prince and princess both kill themselves. Once you see this ballet, you’ll have a better understanding of the Academy Award-winning film, the “Black Swan.”
“Romeo and Juliet”
The theme of this ballet is the classic story of two young lovers written by William Shakespeare. It was first performed as a ballet in Czechoslovakia in 1938 and then reopened in Leningrad in 1940. Prokofiev put this story to music and it is considered his finest work. The marriage of the music to the dance is considered quite breathtaking. Among the highlights is the “March of the Monatgues,” which has been featured quite a bit over the years.