The Royal Ballet has announced casting for next year's Swan Lake performances, which run from 6 March until 11 May 2024.
In Liam Scarlett's production, there will be role debuts for Soloist Mariko Sasaki and First Soloist Joseph Sissens, and Lauren Cuthbertson returns to the stage in a full-length ballet for the first time after the birth of her second child.
Swan Lake can be seen live in cinemas on Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 7.30pm (BST) with Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball.
SWAN LAKE – Odette/Odile, Prince Siegfried
Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Wednesday 6th March – 7.30pm
Monday 1st April – 7pm
Saturday 6th April – 7.30pm
Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov
Thursday 7th March – 7.30pm
Thursday 21st March – 7.30pm
Mayara Magri, Cesar Corrales
Friday 15th March – 7.30pm
Thursday 28th March – 7.30pm
Monday 1st April – 1pm
Lauren Cuthbertson, William Bracewell
Friday 12th April – 7.30pm
Thursday 18th April – 7.30pm
Saturday 27th April – 1pm
Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Marcelino Sambé
Wednesday 17th April – 7.30pm
Saturday 20th April – 1pm
Wednesday 24th April – 7.30pm
Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball
Thursday 18th April – 12.30pm (Schools Matinee)*
Saturday 11th May – 1pm
Mariko Sasaki*, Joseph Sissens*
Saturday 20th April – 7pm
Monday 29th April – 7.30pm
Saturday 4th May – 1pm
Sarah Lamb, Ryoichi Hirano
Saturday 27th April – 7pm
Saturday 11th May – 7pm
Francesca Hayward, William Bracewell
Saturday 4th May – 7pm
Thursday 9th May – 7.30pm
Fumi Kaneko, Vadim Muntagirov
Casting 1 November, subject to change
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