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08/02/1895 Petipa's revival of "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg

The 1917 Petipa/Ivanov/Drigo revival of Swan Lake is a famous version of the ballet Swan Lake, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky based on an ancient German legend. Originally choreographed by Julius Reisinger to the music of Tchaikovsky, it was first presented as The Lake of the Swans by the Ballet of the Moscow Imperial Bolshoi Theatre in 1877.


  • Essentials 

  • Swan Lake (1895) 

  • Background 

  • Notation of ''Swan Lake'' and the 1895 première 

  • Drigo's edition of Tchaikovsky's score 

  • 2016 reconstruction