The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui brought back Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to the Cairo Opera House between 10 and 13 January and the Alexandria Opera House on 17 and 18 January.
The cast of Swan Lake includes soloists of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company: Anja Ahcin as Odette-Odile, Ahmed Yehia as Siegfried and Hany Hassan as Von Rothbart (on 10 and 12 January in Cairo), Katya Ivanova, Mamdouh Hassan and Islam El Desouky (11 January in Cairo and 17 January in Alexandria), Katerina Zaberzhnaya, a guest dancer Serguei Neikhsin and Hany Hassan (13 January in Cairo and 18 January in Alexandria).
Choreography is by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Abdel-Moneim Kamel, with Erminia Kamel as artistic director.
One of the most famed ballets, the Swan Lake is about the struggle between good and evil. It is about betrayal, pain, the power of love and emotions that cross the limits of life and death.
Challenging the viewers’ expectations, this anti-story infuses the ballet with poetic fantasy and subtle lyricism, and it has consistently captivated the hearts of audiences around the world.
Read more about this ballet here.
Photos by Bassam Al Zoghby