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True Love Conquers All, Carolina Ballet’s “Swan Lake”


The Carolina Ballet magically performed the classic tale of Swan Lake on the stage of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium April 16-19th.

Carolina Ballet’s artistic director Robert Weiss brings this classic rendition of Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky’s composition to life masterfully on the stage of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

The Carolina Ballet had the extra pleasure of performing this to the live music performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. The combination of these talented dancers and Tchaikovsky’s music performed by the COT was an event you did not want to miss.

The Swan Princess and Sorcerer’s Daughter, performed by Lilyan Vigo, did an amassing presentation as the beautiful and light Swan Princess. In Act II, Scene I Lilyan Vigo appeared as the Sorcerer’s Daughter and gave a stunning performance dancing in a black dress and displaying a sultry air confusing the Prince thinking this was the Swan Princess he had fallen in love with.

The Prince, performed by Richard Krusch, was everything you expect a prince to be onstage. In Act II, Scene 2 Richard Krusch was powerful with his dancing as he danced tormented by his pain and tried to save the Swan Princess from the fate of the Evil Sorcerer.

The Sorcerer, performed by Oliver Beres, was extremely strong in his dancing in both Act I, Scene I and Act I, Scene II when he was leaping around the stage in both “A Clearing in the Forest by the Lake”. Oliver Beres’ amazing dancing drew you into the Evil Sorcerer’s world of power.

In the end, the Sorcerer is defeated and we find that true love does conquer all as the Prince and Princess reunite and the evil spell is broken.

This classic ballet of Swan Lake, gives us everything we expect a beautiful ballet to be. The Carolina Ballet, artic director Robert Weiss and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle fulfill our senses and hearts for the arts in Raleigh, North Carolina.

If you missed the production of Swan Lake at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, you still have time to see the performance at DPAC May 2nd and May 3rd. Make sure you get your tickets today!

Written by: Susie Buck, ISTD: A++,B+, C+, D+, Adjudicator, Choreographer, Dance Coach





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