Performance Dates & Tickets
Experience the height of Romantic ballet

Swan Lake

Ballet in four acts

Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography Vladimir Burmeister
Choreography of Act II Lev Ivanov, Alexander Gorsky (Three Swans)
Set design Elena Kinkulskaya
Costume design Alexandre Sheshunov
Costume production TIMART PRODUCTION
Costume Coordinator Nikolay Fedorov

photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Swan Lake is synonymous with classical ballet. It is a timeless love story of Princess Odette transformed into a white swan during the day and Prince Siegfried who falls in love with her. The ballet is packed with dazzling highlights such as mystical Dance of Swans in the moonlight in Act II and dramatic grand pas de deux in Act III widely known as the 'Black Swan pas de deux' in which Odile, the daughter of an evil witch, seduces Prince Siegfried. A passionate sequence of national dances in Act III including Spanish dance, Neapolitan dance, Hungarian czardas and Polish dance is arguably a signature scene of this monumental ballet.

The Tokyo Ballet premiered an important version by Vladimir Burmeister in 2016, which received an enormous acclaim. It was Yukari Saito's one of the first projects as Artistic Director. Natalia Burmeister, the daughter of the great choreographer who attended The Tokyo Ballet's premiere said "it brought me back the memories of its world premiere". Two years later, it was revived with newly designed costumes, and in 2022, the sets were renewed by the Russian designer Elena Kinkulskaya to bring The Tokyo Ballet's Swan Lake project to perfection. At Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori 2024, The Tokyo Ballet will take Swan Lake to new heights.

Performance Dates and Cast

Friday 26 April 2024, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Odette/Odile Kanako Oki
Prince Siegfried Arata Miyagawa

Saturday 27 April 2024, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Odette/Odile Eriko Nakajima
Prince Siegfried Ryunosuke Ubukata

Sunday 28 April 2024, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Odette/Odile Kanako Oki
Prince Siegfried Arata Miyagawa

Monday 29 April 2024, 15:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Odette/Odile Yumie Sakaki
Prince Siegfried Dan Tsukamoto

Conductor Anton Grishanin
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Running Time About 3 hours including two intermissions.

*Program and casting as of 21 December 2023 are subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

Tickets (tax included)
S \14,500
A \12,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000
25 and Under \2,000

●Children under 5 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 21 December 2023 are subject to change. Changes in the program or cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

General ticket sales begin on Friday 26 January 2024 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Friday 19 January 2024 at 21:00--Thursday 25 January 2024 at 18:00

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1. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S, A & B)

Parent and Child Tickets (for children between 5 and 18 years old) will go on sale on Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Child tickets are half the adult price. Up to two child tickets per one adult ticket can be purchased. You can select seat category but cannot select seats. Our system automatically allocates the "best available" seating to you for the price category you have selected.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥2,000 tickets for those aged 5 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 27 March 2024, 21:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

3. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

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