AUDIENCES in Hampshire will be able to watch Swan Lake live from London’s Royal Opera House on Tuesday at screens across the county.

This classical ballet story has delighted generations for years, having played a special role in the repertoire of the Royal Ballet since 1934.

Swan Lake is one of the best-loved of classical ballets, with a sublime score by Tchaikovsky, and The Royal Ballet’s new production is set to enchant audiences with its refreshed timeless story with stunning choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett and in collaboration with his long-term designer Mark McFarlane.

The ballet follows the story of Prince Siegfried who one night encounters a flock of swans, one of whom reveals herself to be a beautiful woman called Odette.

Odette is being held under a spell by the evil Von Rothbart, who later disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Prince Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. But Siegfried is determined to save Odette, whatever the cost .

Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, said: "With the partnership between BP now in its 30th year, our BP Big Screens have become a staple of the summer diary. Over the years, this collaboration has enabled more than half a million people to experience ballet and opera – many for the first time – and BP’s ongoing commitment means that together we are able to continue bringing the best the Royal Opera House has to offer to an ever-wider audience."

Swan Lake is a production known for its music, costume design and breath-taking choreography, and the up close and personal, first person view will make it an even more special experience.

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