Saturday, June 02, 2007

Swan Lake


I had a wonderful afternoon today enjoying Swan Lake, arguably the most loved of all classical ballets. It was the signature of this ballet - Tchaikovsky's music that had drawn me to this grand ballet though I had no idea what the whole story is about before the show.

During a hunting trip, Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette who has been transformed by the evil Von Rothbart's spell into a swan by day, returning to her female form only at night by the lakeside. Siegfried’s love can break the spell, because he has never loved before. But Von Rothbart's daughter Odile tricks Siegfried into declaring his love for her, and all seems lost. The evil is broken when Siegfried and Odette drown themselves in the lake and are united in death forever.

How touching....

love can be so great to conquer ALL
only if you believed.....










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13 comments:

Liwan said...

Ohhhh i want to watch it too!!

L B said...

I like your dress! And shoes too, and nice Burberry bag! Swan Lake seems so romatic..

mistipurple said...

you look like a graceful swan. that's a compliment. lol.
suddenly i'm thinking of bjork! she's cute too. but that's another swan altogether!

may said...

sweet! I almost watched a different version of Swan Lake here, but it finished its run before I had the chance... :(

Chen said...

Mmmm.. never watched any classical ballets before. Issit cold inside the hall? :)

Doreen said...

liwan: I think it's an annual event, you really should watch (^_^)

l b: Thank you! (^_^). It is indeed a romantic story

mistipurple: Wah graceful swan! Thank you thank you but where is my wings? I lost my wings! Bjork and her infamous swan outfit...cute!

may: nevermind, you should be able to catch it again next year. (^_^)

chen: cold? No ler, the hall is actually warmer than outside.

eve said...

Wahhhhhhhhhh...I have never been to any of the ballet show before..Aiyo..jeles nyer..hehe

zewt said...

while i have always consider myself an artistic person... i have never been to a classical ballet performance. cant appreciate it now i guess.

eve said...

Eh how come my comment din turn out?..ish..
Yday , I was saying , I love ballet..and I have never been to a show before...sigh..

Doreen said...

eve: may be you should try it one day. It is quite an experience really. btw, your first comment didn't get lost la, just that I was a bit slow in publishing it. soli. Hehe

zewt: Emm.....most guys even those artistic ones I know are not into ballet. So I guess you are normal. (^_^)

zewt said...

i do appreciate orchestra though...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Lucky you to be going the NZ ballet.

The famous ballerina Darcey Bussel retires tonight, giving her last performance at Covent Garden, London.

Doreen said...

zewt: Oh that makes you belong to the non-typical bunch. Good on you (^_^)

jean-luc picard: Hi there, thanks for dropping by. Oh Darcey Bussel, heard of her. A very talented ballerina. Didn't know she retired.