Swan Lake

Swan Lake (1967) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera. The music for Swan Lake was composed by Peter Tchaikovsky. The production was performed on The Norwegian National Opera’s main stage in Folketeateret.

Choreography: Marius Petipa / Lev Ivanov / Sonia Arova (coach).

Hanne SkramMarte Sæther (in her first major role for The Norwegian National Opera), Leonie Leahy, Ellen Kjellberg, Bernadette TabourNatalia Bessmertnova and Gaye Fulton danced the role of Odette.

Anne Borg, Kari Wengård (Blakstad) and Bjørg Pahle danced the role of Odile.

Palle DammThor SutowskiRoger Lucas, James de BoltAlexander Tikhonov and Hans Meister danced Prince Siegfried.

Thor SutowskiRonald FrazierAnthony Greeves and Frederic Konrad danced the role of Von Rothbart.

Rudolf Nureyev made a guest appearance as Prince Siegfried – with Sonia Arova as Odette / Odile.

Swan Lake was performed in Stavanger in 1970.


(Objekt ID 37828)
Object type Production
Premiere January 13, 1967
Produced by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on Swan Lake by Peter Tsjaikovskij, Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Audience Adults
Keywords Classical ballet
Running period January 13, 1967  


Terje Boye-Hansen, e-mail 16.05.2022

Anne-Margrethe Skari’s private archive. Donated by Anne-Margrethe Skari, 17.11.2021

Einar Dahl’s private archive. Donated bu Einar Dahl, 29.05.2016

Performance dates
December 20, 1972Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
December 31, 1971Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
1970Hovedscenen, Rogaland Teater, Rogaland Theatre visiting performance
September 3, 1968Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
Navember 10, 1967Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Season premiere/Seasonal opening
January 13, 1967Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night