Swan Lake in St. Petersburg, FL

Libretto and choreography by Andrei Litvinov

The Mahaffey Theatre

400 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Jan 03
6:30 PM

$45-85

Coming soon

About

Come and join us in the enchanting world of Swan Lake! We are thrilled to present this mesmerizing ballet set to Tchaikovsky's timeless melody. Get ready to be transported to a realm of grace and beauty as you witness the captivating tale unfold. Secure your tickets today to claim the finest seats in the house and fully immerse yourself in the artistry and elegance of Swan Lake. Don't miss out on this chance to witness a true masterpiece brought to life on stage. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of Classical Arts Entertainment!

  • How long is the show?

    Looking forward to catching a specific show but unsure about its runtime? Don't worry, we've got you covered! To find out the exact length of the show, simply give the theatre a call on the day of the performance! Their friendly staff will be more than happy to provide you with all the details you need.

  • What time do doors open?

    Doors open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the show! But remember, this time may change without notice. For any updates or additional information, feel free to give our friendly Box Office a call. Don't miss out on the excitement, we can't wait to welcome you!

  • Age category

    The Age Suggested for the Performances: 3+ Looking for a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming performance is suitable for children aged 3 and above. Don't miss out on this opportunity to bond with your family.

Sinopsis

In the tranquil setting of a castle garden, Prince Siegfried enjoys a lively gathering with his friends. Their merriment is interrupted by the Sovereign Princess, Siegfried’s mother, who announces that he must choose a fiancée at the upcoming ball. As night falls, Siegfried is left feeling melancholic, reluctant to leave behind his carefree life. His contemplation is disrupted by the mournful song of swans, leading him to follow them to an enchanted lake.

At the lake’s edge, Siegfried is captivated by the sight of a swan wearing a crown, which transforms into the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. She reveals that she and her companions are under a sorcerer’s curse, only broken by true love’s pledge from a pure-hearted man. Siegfried declares his love for Odette, unaware of the sorcerer’s deceitful plans.

The following evening, the royal ball takes place, with guests from far and wide attending. Despite the presence of eligible princesses, Siegfried’s thoughts remain with Odette. Von Rothbart, the sorcerer, arrives with his daughter Odile, whom he has enchanted to resemble Odette. Siegfried, deceived by Odile’s likeness to Odette, pledges his love to her, unknowingly breaking his vow to Odette.

Realizing his mistake, Siegfried rushes to the lake to beg Odette’s forgiveness. She forgives him but explains that she is now bound by Rothbart’s spell. In a final confrontation with Rothbart, Siegfried chooses to be with Odette, facing the sorcerer’s wrath. Their love breaks the curse, freeing Odette and her companions from their avian form, allowing them to embrace a future together as the dawn breaks.

Principal Dancers

FAQ

  • Doors open approximately 60 minutes before the start of the show! 🎭 Please make a note that this time is subject to change without notice. For any additional information, feel free to give the theater Box Office a call. 📞🎟️
  • Why does an infant or child need a ballet show ticket? Have you ever wondered why infants or children need a ticket to attend a ballet show? Let me share the scoop with you! Ballet shows are not just a delightful experience for adults, but they can also be incredibly magical for our little ones! Here's why it's important for infants and children to have their own ticket: 1️⃣ Immersive Experience: Ballet performances are a feast for the senses! From the graceful movements to the enchanting music and stunning costumes, these shows create a captivating world for both young and old. By having their own ticket, infants and children can fully immerse themselves in the wonder and beauty of the performance. 2️⃣ Reserved Seating: Having a ticket ensures that infants and children have their own designated seat. This allows them to have a comfortable and safe space to enjoy the show without being disturbed. Plus, it also helps the organizers manage the seating arrangements efficiently. 3️⃣ Safety First: Ballet shows often have limited capacity to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees. By requiring tickets for infants and children, event organizers can control the number of little ones in the audience, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. 4️⃣ Support for the Arts: Purchasing a ticket for an infant or child not only grants them access to a beautiful performance but also supports the arts industry. Your contribution helps sustain ballet companies, theaters, and artists, allowing them to continue creating awe-inspiring shows for generations to come. So, next time you plan to attend a ballet show with your little one, don't forget to get them their own ticket! Let's create unforgettable memories and nurture a love for the arts in our children from a young age!
  • When attending a ballet performance, it's important to dress elegantly and appropriately for the occasion. Here are some fashion suggestions to consider: 1. Classic Black Dress: A timeless choice, a little black dress is always a safe bet for a ballet performance. Opt for a well-fitted, knee-length or midi dress to exude sophistication. 2. Chic Cocktail Attire: If you want to add a touch of glamour to your look, go for a chic cocktail dress. Choose a dress in a rich color or with subtle embellishments to make a stylish statement. 3. Elegant Jumpsuit: For a modern and fashionable twist, consider wearing an elegant jumpsuit. Look for a tailored jumpsuit in a luxurious fabric that flatters your figure. 4. Flowy Skirt and Blouse: Embrace a more romantic style by pairing a flowy skirt with a feminine blouse. This combination creates a graceful and ethereal look, perfect for a ballet performance. 5. Tailored Suit: If you prefer a more tailored and sophisticated look, a well-fitted suit can be a great choice. Opt for a slim-cut blazer and trousers, paired with a blouse or silk camisole. 6. Comfortable Footwear: Since ballet performances involve a lot of standing and walking, choose comfortable yet stylish footwear. Opt for dressy flats, low heels, or elegant ankle boots to keep your feet happy throughout the evening. Remember, the key is to strike a balance between comfort and style. Dress in a way that allows you to fully enjoy the performance while feeling confident and fabulous! 💃👗
  • 🎭 Attention theatre-goers! 🎟️👜 Planning to catch a show at the theatre? Wondering about the bag policy? 🤔 Here's what you need to know! Most theatres have a bag policy in place to ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons. While specific policies may vary, it's generally recommended to bring a small bag or purse that can fit comfortably under your seat. Large backpacks or bulky bags are often not allowed inside the auditorium. Remember, the bag policy aims to enhance your theatre experience and maintain a secure environment for everyone. So, before you head out to enjoy a performance, double-check the theatre's website or contact their box office for the most up-to-date information regarding their bag policy. Let's have a delightful and hassle-free theatre experience together! 🎭
  • 📷 Camera Policy Update: No Photo Shooting or Video Recording during the show. 🚫 Hey everyone! We wanted to take a moment to inform you about an important update to our camera policy here at Classical Arts Entertainment. Effective immediately, we kindly request that there be no photo shooting or video recording during the show. While we encourage capturing special moments, this policy aims to ensure the quality and privacy of our video content. By refraining from taking photos during video recordings, we can minimize distractions and maintain a professional atmosphere. This policy applies to all team members and guests who participate in our video production process. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in adhering to this camera policy. If you have any questions or need clarification, please reach out to the theater Box Office. 🎥✨
  • 📸🩰 Attention all ballet lovers! Get ready for an unforgettable experience at our upcoming show! 🎭✨ We are thrilled to announce that during the one-hour before the show start, during 20 minutes intermission, and immediately after the show, you will have the incredible opportunity to take photos with a talented ballerina! 📸✨ Capture the magic of this moment and create lasting memories with a professional photographer. For just $25 per photo, you will receive a beautifully printed 8 x 10 size photograph. 🖼️💫 But wait, there's more! As an added benefit, you will also receive a digital link on Google Drive with several photos, allowing you to share these precious moments with your family, loved ones, and friends! 🌟💞 Don't miss out on this amazing chance to meet a ballerina up close and personal, and take home a stunning keepsake from the show.✨👯‍♀️
  • 🎭 Attention all theater enthusiasts! 🎭 We are thrilled to announce that the program for our upcoming performance is now available in PDF format on our website. 📚🌐 Simply head over to www.classicalarts.net to find it and get a sneak peek into the mesmerizing world of our show! ✨✨ But wait, there's more! 🤩🎉 On the day of the performance, we will also have a QR code displayed in the theater lobby. 📲🎟️ Simply scan the code with your smartphone to instantly access the program. 📱🎭 No more worrying about losing or forgetting your physical program. 🚫📖 Now, it's easier than ever to stay connected and immerse yourself in the magic of our production. 🌟✨ Get ready to be captivated by the enchantment of the stage! 🎶🌟 Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your theater experience. See you there! 🎭🎉

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