Critic’s Choice

Thu Feb 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm
By Edward Reichel

Photo: Luke Isley

For its February productions, Ballet West always likes to bring romance to the Capitol Theatre stage. This year it’s Tchaikovsky’s perennial favorite, Swan Lake.

Filled with betrayal and magical transformations, the story is as much a fairy tale as it is a gothic romance, and it’s always been a hit with audiences every time Ballet West has staged it.

There is a bittersweet note to this production, since it will be principal dancer Christopher Ruud’s swan song (no pun intended). After dancing the role of Prince Siegfried on February 22-23 he’ll retire after 21 years with the company.

The staging features choreography conceived by artistic director Adam Sklute and realized by Mark Goldweber and Pamela Robinson-Harris. The Ballet West Orchestra will be conducted by acting music director Jared Oaks.

Swan Lake runs through February 23 at the Capitol Theatre.;  801-869-6900.

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