With Irish National Opera Orchestra
Exquisite, Gorgeously Classical, Simply Magnificent - Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review Dublin 2019
Stunning to Watch, Breathtakingly Emotional - Linda Maher, Irish Daily Mail 2019
World Class Russian Ballet- Not to be Missed - Frances Winston, Eile Magazine 2019
Arguably the world’s most loved ballet, Swan Lake tells the immortal love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a Princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will perform this balletic masterpiece as it was meant to be seen, boasting gorgeous traditionally painted backdrops, Tchaikovsky’s moving score, and accompanied by the Irish National Opera Orchestra. On their first visit here the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre met with unanimous critical acclaim from both critics and the public.
Founded in 1994, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning full-length productions. Led by prima ballerina Irina Kolesnikova, the company travels internationally, performing classical masterpieces from its repertoire including Giselle, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Having been prima ballerina at the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre since the age of 21, Irina Kolesnikova has a wealth of superlative credits to her name. In early 2020 Irina gave her US premiere at Washington’s National Theatre where The Diamondback hailed her as “perfect” and “enthralling” and declared the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake production “truly one to remember”. America’s Capital agreed with London’s ballet elite where the Sunday Express praised her “stunning classical technique, alone worth the price of the ticket” and declared that she has “the dramatic power of a Maggie Smith or Judi Dench.”
In Dublin Irina Kolesnikova will share the stage with guest dancers from Russia’s leading ballet companies, who will be announced at a later date.
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