March 11, 2014 (Bayside, New York) – One of the great classical ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, will be presented at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Swan Lake, the iconic ballet which had its world-premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1887, is the tale of the heroic young Prince Siegfried who labors to free the beautiful swan maiden, Odette, from the dark spell cast upon her by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart.
The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko and brings together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies. With principal dancers from the ranks of Russia’s top companies and an ever-expanding and eclectic repertoire, the Moscow Festival Ballet has successfully toured Europe, the Netherlands and the Far East.
“The well-deserved bravos will begin soon after the curtain rises on this magnificent world-class ballet,” says Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director, QPAC.
Don’t let the high cost of shows in Manhattan plus the added expense of parking your car stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing.
Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Dionne Warwick, Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Ben Vereen, Wayne Newton, Chita Rivera, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Rob Schneider, Tommy Tune and Michael Bolton.