The Royal Ballet’s acclaimed Swan Lake broadcast LIVE to over 750 cinemas across the globe


This month, join The Royal Ballet for its sumptuous production of Swan Lake, relayed LIVE to cinemas across the globe. The production returns to the Royal Opera House Main Stage after its 2020 revival run was cut short due to the pandemic, and will close the 2021/22 Cinema Season.

This reimagining of Petipa and Ivanov’s towering masterpiece by Liam Scarlett is testament to the late choreographer’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality. With a sublime score by Tchaikovsky and glittering designs by John Macfarlane, Swan Lake is one of the best-loved works of the 19th-century classical ballet canon. The production offers audiences an irresistible mix of enchanting solos, spectacular pas de deux and atmospheric corps de ballet sequences, capturing Prince Siegfried and Odette’s relationship as it unravels over two acts under the malignant influence of Von Rothbart.

The cinema relay on Thursday 19 May 2022 stars Principal dancer Lauren Cuthbertson and First Soloist William Bracewell. Encore screenings will run from Sunday 22 May 2022.

The ROH cinema programme launched in 2008 and has, since then, brought world-class opera and ballet to audiences around the world. Across the 2021/22 Season, 6 works are being broadcast to cinemas around the world, offering audiences the best seat in the house for each performance, and including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and rehearsal insights. The programme forms an integral part of our plan to secure our future, expand audiences and help facilitate the vital recovery of cinema domestically and internationally.

For more information about the ROH Cinema Season, and to book, please visit

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