REVIEW: Swans glide to glory at Milton Keynes Theatre in Sofia National Ballet’s spectacular ‘Swan Lake’, July 2013

 

MINI SERIES: Sofia National Ballet

 

A stunning ‘swansong’ performance ended Sofia National Ballet’s visit to Milton Keynes last night – and concluded their first ever UK tour.

The Bulgarian company bid farewell to Milton Keynes Theatre with Swan Lake, perhaps the best-known ballet of them all, and the timeless story of good against evil proved a triumph with audience members.

Founded in 1928, Sofia National Ballet is steeped in the Russian classical tradition. Its interpretation of ‘Swan Lake’ more than does justice to the famous story (fashioned from Russian folk tales), while the unforgettable music (by Russian composer Tchaikovsky) is magnificently played by the company’s full orchestra.

 

Sofia National Ballet dancer in Swan Lake.

 

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