Swan Lake is the tale of the beautiful Odette, turned into a swan by the sorcerer Rothbart and whose only consolation is turning back into human form for a few hours after midnight. On one such occasion, she meets Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with her but is deceived by Rothbart into getting engaged to the lookalike Odile or the Black Swan. In some versions, the ill-fated lovers die together; in others, they break the spell and live happily ever after.
This is the 11th time that Ballet Manila is presenting Swan Lake in its 22 seasons.
Swan Lake goes onstage on October 7 and October 14 at 6 p.m. and on October 8 and October 15 at 3 p.m. at Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.
Tickets are available at www.ticketworld.com.ph