Article Swan Lake (ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex)

Music by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky; libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser adapted by Marius Petipa; Sets by Konstantin Korovin and Aleksandr Golovin; costumes by Aleksandr Golovin; choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised by Michel Fokine; premiere 30 November 1911, Royal Opera House, London. [This production was condensed into two acts from a version that was performed at the Maryinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg in 1895.]

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  • Swan Lake (ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex)

Contributor Names

  • Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich (composer)
  • Begichev, Vladimir (librettist)
  • Geltser, Vasily (librettist)
  • Petipa, Marius (librettist)
  • Korovin, Konstantin (set_designer)
  • Golovin, Aleksandr (set_designer)
  • Golovin, Aleksandr (costume_designer)
  • Petipa, Marius (choreographer)
  • Ivanov, Lev (choreographer)
  • Fokine, Michel (choreographer)

Created / Published

  • Royal Opera House, London, 30 November 1911.

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  • -  Songs and Music


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Chicago citation style:

Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich, Vladimir Begichev, Vasily Geltser, Marius Petipa, Konstantin Korovin, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksandr Golovin, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and Michel Fokine. Swan Lake ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex. Royal Opera House, London, 30 November, 1911. Web..

APA citation style:

Tchaikovsky, P. I., Begichev, V., Geltser, V., Petipa, M., Korovin, K., Golovin, A. [...] Fokine, M. (1911) Swan Lake ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex. Royal Opera House, London, 30 November. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Tchaikovsky, Petr Ilich, et al. Swan Lake ballet in 2 acts and 3 tabluex. Royal Opera House, London, 30 November, 1911. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.