Premiere: 27th February 1955

Arriaga Theatre, Bilbao

Music:  P. I. Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov - V. Olaeta 


It is night time beside a lake. The swans with their queen Odette shine in the moon light. Prince Siegfried says to his friends “Don’t shoot”. Suddenly the swans turn into gorgeous young women. Odette explains to Siegfried the mystery which took place before his eyes and how the magician Rothbart has put her and all her court under a spell so that they become swans throughout the night until a brave man undoes the spell and chooses her for the throne. Dawn approaches and also Rothbart in order to convert his prisoners, but Siegfried saves Odette and they leave together over the water to the world of dreams.