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Swan Lake Graces the Stage at Orpheum Theater

Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting tale of Swan Lake as it graces the stage of the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans on April 12th, 2024. Presented as part of the prestigious World Ballet Series, this timeless classic promises an evening of breathtaking performances and unforgettable moments for families and ballet enthusiasts alike.

Celebrating its second full season, the World Ballet Series brings Swan Lake to 71 cities across the United States, captivating audiences with its mesmerizing choreography, stunning sets, and elaborate costumes. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score will be performed live by local orchestras, adding an extra layer of magic to the experience.

Produced by Gorskaya-Hartwick Productions, Swan Lake features Marius Petipa’s original choreography, skillfully revitalized by Nadezhda Kalinina. The scenic and costume design by Sergey Novikov and special effects and makeup by Irina Strukova transport audiences into a world of elegance and fantasy.

Sasha Gorskaya and Gulya Hartwick, the visionary producers behind the World Ballet Series, express their excitement about bringing this production to cities nationwide. “We are delighted to share the beauty and thrill of live ballet with audiences across the country, many for the very first time,” they say. “Ballet is for everyone, and the response from audiences has proven that.”

In addition to the breathtaking performances on stage, Gorskaya-Hartwick Productions offers a unique opportunity for the local community with their Ballet for All Masterclass. Led by cast members of the World Ballet Series, this free class introduces participants to the fundamentals of ballet, making it accessible to individuals with no previous experience. It’s a chance to immerse oneself in the art form and gain insight into its silent theatrical language.

For New Orleans families, this performance of Swan Lake at the Orpheum Theater is an opportunity to witness world-class ballet right in their own city. Whether it’s a child’s first introduction to the magic of ballet or a seasoned ballet enthusiast seeking to experience a beloved classic anew, this production promises to delight and inspire.

Tickets for Swan Lake are on sale now at, so don’t miss your chance to witness this iconic ballet come to life on stage. Visit the Orpheum Theater on April 12th for an evening of grace, beauty, and the timeless magic of Swan Lake.

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