Black Swan, White Swan


The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Black Swan, White Swan - and we have your tickets to be there! Keep listening to win your double pass.

Temptation is in the air this winter, can you feel it?

Step into the shadows to witness one man’s struggle with love and betrayal as the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Mário Radačovský’s Black Swan, White Swan, a daring retelling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake.

A deeply personal take on the classic love story, we follow Siegfried, tormented by sickness, battling his mortality. Caught between two women, the black swan and the white, he struggles with ideal love, pure evil, temptation, and most of all, himself.

Hailed on its 2012 premiere as ‘beguiling, captivating, ultimately enigmatic’ (Grand Rapids Press), this 21st century version of the story will have you spellbound. A stripped down, elemental retelling of Swan Lake, with the agony and ecstasy of Tchaikovsky’s original score at its heart, Black Swan, White Swan will break your heart, yet leave you believing in the redeeming power of love.

This stylish, provocative, profoundly moving ballet is not to be missed – this is a Swan Lake for our time.

Black Swan, White Swan contains mature themes and is recommended for children 8 years and above.

Music: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky                                                                Choreography: Mário Radačovský                                                                        Costume Design: Patricia Barker                                                                                Set Design: Marek Hollý                                                                                        Projection Design: Michael Auer                                                                          Staging: Laura McQueen Shultz and Nicholas Schultz                                              Lighting Designer: Randall G Chiarelli

Black Swan, White Swan - Touring Nationally 31 May - 6 July  2019

  • Wellington - Opera House, 31 May – 2 June
  • Auckland - Bruce Mason Centre, 7 – 8 June
  • Palmerston North - Regent on Broadway, 12 June
  • Tauranga - Baycourt Theatre, 15 – 16 June
  • Auckland - ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 20 - 22 June
  • Christchurch - Isaac Theatre Royal, 27 - 29 June
  • Dunedin - Regent Theatre, 3 July
  • Blenheim - ASB Theatre Marlborough, 6 July