The Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) marked the 60th anniversary of its establishment with one of the most loved and mesmerizing of classical ballets, “Swan Lake” by the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky at Hanoi Opera House on October 7.
On this occasion, the theater held a ceremony receiving the second-class Labor Medal.
More than 60 artists worked hard to bring to the audience, for the first time ever, the complete Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece “Swan Lake” that was choreographed by Le Ngoc Van and conducted by Dong Quang Vinh. It is the first time this ballet was fully performed in Vietnam was in 1985 under the direction of a Russian expert.
It took several months of practice to prepare for the concert. The new production has captivated audiences with traditional Russian style combined with new Vietnamese choreography.
The VNOB’s new production captivated audiences with Russian traditional style while adding new Vietnamese choreography and baroque style costumes featuring patterns of lotus flowers which were created by the Ellie Vu design.
“Swan Lake” is a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy and romance. It has mesmerized audiences for over a century, and is based on a German fairy tale. Tchaikovsky’s score tells the tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette, who is cursed to be a swan by day but a young woman at night./.