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At the Teatro Verdi di Trieste "Swan Lake"


Trieste, 8th of July 2021: The magic of ballet returns to the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, with a well-loved classic, “Swan Lake”, on stage from Tuesday 13th of July, with a company of international fame which brings young and talented professionals to the stage. A show in four acts by Pëtr Il’ič Čajkovskij, with the historic choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa and the conducting of Yuriy Bervetsky. Corps de ballet of the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, with the Orchestra and Technicians of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi.

The protagonists on stage: The history of the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre “Solomiya Krushelnytska” ballet company begins in the middle of the last century, and in the 80s its members bring the theatre to an important recognition, it becomes national heritage of the country. Today the company is made up of young dancers, winners of numerous international competitions, with a repertoire of over 25 classical and contemporary ballets. Every year, over 115,000 spectators watch the theatre’s productions, active on the stages all over Europe, as well as Ukraine.

The conductor Yuriy Bervetsky: he studied in the Department of Conducting opera and symphony orchestra of the Lviv National Musical Academy “M. Lysenko”, perfecting his studies later in Saint Petersburg. From the year 2000 onwards, he holds the role as conductor of the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre “S. Krushelnytska” and from 2005 becomes the principal conductor and artistic manager of the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera Studio of Lviv. He participates in numerous international festivals, regularly conducts many orchestras in Ukraine and Poland, and collaborates with famous soloists. He debuted in Italy in 2019 at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, where he conducted “Don Quixote” by Ludwing Minkus.

Characters and main performers: Odette-Odile will be played by NATALIA MATSAK (13, 15, 17/VII) and YARYNA KOTYS (14, 16, 18/VII). Prince Siegfried by DENIS NEDAK (13, 15, 17/VII) and OLEKSANDR OMELCHENKO (14, 16, 18/VII). Rothbart by YEVHENIY SVETLITSA, the Queen Mother ULJANA KORCHEVSKA, the Tutor VITALIY RYZHYY, the fool SERHIY LOMOVITSKY.
Natalia Matsak/Odette-Odile, emeritus Master of the arts in Ukraine, is the first soloist of the National Opera of Ukraine “T.G. Shevchenko”. In the year 2000, she became a part of the National Opera of Ukraine Ballet, performing soloist roles and becoming a main soloist in 2021. Yaryna Kotys/Odette – Odile, soloist dancer of the theatre, in 2011-13 she worked at the State Academic Ballet Theatre “Boris Eifman” in Saint Petersburg. Her repertoire is rich in solo performances. Denis Nedak/Prince Siegfried, at the National Opera of Kiev, he debuted performing the role of Paris in “Romeo and Juliet” and the Prince in “The Nutcracker”. Member of the National Ballet of Ukraine, he is famous for his performances in the lyrical-romantic genre at the National Opera of Ukraine. Emeritus Artist of Ukraine, in 2014 he made his debut at the American Ballet Theatre, as well as many other international roles. Oleksandr Omelchenko/Prince Siegfried won numerous and prestigious international competitions. From 2013 to 2016 he danced at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Danchenko Musical Theatre in Moscow and then at the Bavarian State Opera in Monaco. In 2018, he debuted as a solo dancer at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Yevheniy Svyetlitsa/Rothbart, Emeritus Artist in Ukraine. From 1999, he has been a dancer at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he currently holds the role as principal solo dancer. His repertoire comprises numerous performances. Uljana Korchevska/the Queen Mother, from 2011 she has danced at the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, covering many roles.
Vitaliy Ryzhyy/the Tutor: from 1996, he has been a dancer at the Lviv State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where he danced as a soloist until 2009, performing over ten repertoire roles.

The Verdi and “Swan Lake”: the show has been put on in full at the Verdi for a total of 33 performances, in 1953 with the London International Ballet, in 1963 with the corps de ballet of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in 1967 with the London’s Festival Ballet, in 1999 with the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg, in 2006 with the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet Theatre and in 2015 with the SNG Opera in balet Ljubjana.

Safety Measures: all safety measures that have been set in the theatre remain in place, with a limit of 500 spectators, maintaining social distancing, the use of an ffp2/ffp3 mask and temperature checks at the entrance.

Tickets and dates: The show will be on stage from Tuesday the 13th of July at 7.30 pm, with performances at the same time from the 14th to the 17th. On the 18th, the performance will begin at 8 pm. The box office is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Sunday from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Monday and holidays closed.