Skip Links
soh.search.redirect.input

The Australian Ballet: Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake

Digital Season | Recorded in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in 2008

This performance is no longer available to stream. See what's coming up on From Our House to Yours.

Time: Friday 17th July, 8pm AEST
Genre: Ballet

On Demand: Until 31st July only
Remind me: Save to calendar

Graeme Murphy’s modern-day classic is a Swan Lake for the 21st century, charged with sensuality and heartbreak. The Australian Ballet’s most performed and most successful work has swept the world before it, reaping standing ovations and storms of tears in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York.

The romance of Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried is updated (and complicated) to a contemporary love triangle with the addition of the Baroness von Rothbart, a slinky mistress who has no intention of releasing her freshly married lover. Murphy’s breathtaking pas de deux and massed swans are framed by legendary designer Kristian Fredrikson’s darkly sparkling lake, contrasted with the glittering magnificence of regal weddings and ballrooms. This is Swan Lake as you’ve never seen it before.

Starring Madeleine Eastoe as Odette, Robert Curran as Siegfried and Danielle Rowe as the Baroness von Rothbart, this production was filmed in 2008 and features the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Click here to download the original program notes. 

Artists
Choreography Graeme Murphy
Creative Associate Janet Vernon
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Concept Graeme Murphy, Janet Vernon and Kristian Fredrikson
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Damien Cooper

More reading: Graeme Murphy is ballet's fearless leader

Help support our artistic community

The Sydney Opera House is a not-for-profit organisation

Give Now

More from the Digital Season

UnWrapped: New Works for Film (Premiere)
On Demand
Watch the premiere film release of the original digital works created by independent local artists as a part of the Sydney Opera House's Digital Mentorship Program. Featuring works from Anya McKee (Dance Makers Collective), Victoria Hunt and Roslyn Helper.
Film
Blak Standup: Andy Saunders & Sean Choolburra (Premiere)
On Demand
Two of Australia's best comedians deliver side splitting laughs for your Saturday night with incisive and hilarious stand up. Culture, community and chuckles, brought direct from our digital stage.
Comedy
Tamika D. Mallory: The Women's March on Washington | Digital Season
On Demand
National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington, Tamika D. Mallory unpacks the role of women in the resistance against the Trump presidency. A powerful message for our current times, listen to Tamika speak as part of Antidote 2017.
Talks & Ideas

From Our House to Yours

Bring our stages to your sofa with our new digital program delivered weekly from our House to yours.