PREVIEW: Varna International Ballet to debut classics in Edinburgh

World famous Varna International Ballet is to mark its UK debut season by performing all time classics at Edinburgh Playhouse.

The company and full orchestra, presented by Raymond Gubbay, will tage Giselle, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker on a three day visit to the city next March 2-4, 2023.

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Founded in 1947 and currently celebrating their 75th anniversary, the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet from Bulgaria, is renowned for its award-winning soloists and magnificent corps de ballet.

It has been delighting audiences for decades at home and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.

Now Artistic Director Daniela Dimova with Music Director and Chief Conductor Peter Tuleshkov are proud to be heading for the UK.

"We are thrilled to be bringing our highly talented company of dancers and musicians to the UK for the very first time. We can’t wait to perform for British audiences and to bring these magical ballets to life on stage,’ said Daniela.

Giselle will open the three day visit with one performance on Thursday, March 2, at 7.30pm. For tickets – CLICK HERE.

Varna International Ballet in its UK debut season

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave.

The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score.

From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.

Swan Lake will be performed on Friday, March 3, 7.30pm – for tickets CLICK HERE.

opens the run on Thursday, March 2, at 7.30pm

The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the Palace ballroom to the moon-lit lake where swans glide in perfect formation, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

From Odile, the temptress in black tulle as she seduces the Prince by spinning with captivating precision to the spellbound purity of the swan queen, Odette as she flutters with emotional intensity, the dual role of Odette/Odile is one of ballet’s most unmissable technical challenges.

The Nutcracker is on Saturday, March 4, at 2.30pm and 7:30pm – for tickets CLICK HERE.

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath.

Swan Lake coming to Edinburgh Playhouse 
Friday, March 3, 7.30pm

When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins...

The Nutcracker performances are 
Saturday , March 4, 2023, 2.30pm and 7.30pm