VIDEO PREVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia to perform at Edinburgh Playhouse

THE world famous Russian State Ballet of Siberia will perform Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake on a three day visit to Edinburgh Playhouse.

Raymond Gubbay will present Russia’s acclaimed ballet company, with orchestra, live on stage March 3 to 5, 2022.

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Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet Orchestra they will first perform Romeo & Juliet on Thursday, March 3, at 7.30pm.

The company will present three performances of Swan Lake, the first on Friday, March 4, at 7.30pm, then on Saturday, March 5, at 2.30pm then 7.30pm.

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth.

The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes.

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, a tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy, is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story.

Russian State Ballet of Siberia to perform at Edinburgh Playhouse in March 2022

From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the lovers’ balcony, this star-crossed story of duels, bitter family feuds and love that cannot be, is unmissable.

Swan Lake, widely regarded as 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.

Romeo & Juliet will be performed on Thursday, March 3, at 7.30pm.

Anatoly Tchepurnoi is the Music Director and Chief Conductor, with Sergei Bobrov as Artistic Director.

Sergei said: "It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting, for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage."

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Swan Lake glide in for three performances over March 4 and 5.