A fairy tale evening guided by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s timeless compositions is coming to Sheffield. While spring’s flowers are in bloom and Sheffield’s weather shifts from wintry clouds to a warmer breeze, the Candlelight series is brining one of the most popular ballets of all time to the historic Sheffield Cathedral. Witness Swan Lake being brought to life surrounded by a breathtaking mixture of medieval and modern architecture.
The classically-trained string quartet will be accompanied by more than the gentle glow of hundreds of candles as ballerinas dance to the ominous notes of works like Black Swan. Candlelight is an experience unlike any other and you don’t want to miss out on this mesmerising tribute to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Swan Lake premiered in 1877, at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. Considering its technical mastery and emotional power, it’s hard to believe the ballet was deemed a failure when it was first performed. Today, the love story of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette is performed across the globe. Tchaikovsky’s music seems simple on the surface but evolves into rising melodies mirroring the movements and emotions of the swan.
Prepare yourself for a sensational performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at Sheffield Cathedral. Fall under the spell of Black Swan, Arabian Dance, Odette Variation, and more exceptional pieces. Watching the ballet dancers dance to the rich music takes the Candlelight performance to new heights. We can’t think of a more illuminating and entertaining way to spend an evening out in Sheffield.
After having enormous success around the world—in cities like London, Manchester, Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris—Candlelight brings its unique experience to Sheffield to reimagine one of the most influential and popular ballets in history.
The Candlelight ballet tribute will take place twice with two back-to-back 65-minute performances. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.