Be mesmerised by Candlelight Ballet as a talented string quartet reimagines some of the greatest works of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, namely “Swan Lake” and “The Nutcracker”. As candles flicker and glow, the music will soar and two ballet performers will glide along the stage to captivate the audience seated inside St John’s Anglican Cathedral and Grand on Ann
Tchaikovsky’s incomparable ballets are revered for their captivating storytelling and rich orchestration, whose enduring popularity attests to their status as beloved compositions in the classical repertoire. But add thousands of twinkling candles in one of our city’s most emblematic buildings and you’re well on your way to a memorable night.
These mesmerising displays of music and dance will light up St John’s Anglican Cathedral and Grand on Ann with melodies from “Swan Lake” as well as “The Nutcracker Suite”. “Swan Lake” showcases Tchaikovsky’s ability to merge hauntingly beautiful themes with intricate orchestration that effectively portrays the tale of love, betrayal and the struggle between good and evil. And it demands for technically challenging ballet performances for the lead roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried, best exemplified in the ballet’s grand “Pas de Deux”.
“The Nutcracker” on the other hand, features a diverse range of dance styles, from the lively “Russian Dance” to the elegant “Waltz of the Flowers”. It enchants audiences with its whimsical narrative, vivid characters and diverse musical themes. And you can experience all that magic on selected upcoming dates in the coming months, thanks to a talented string quartet and two ballet dancers.
Really, we can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with a magical night of Candlelight Ballet unfolding before your very eyes. Sit back, relax and be captivated by the music and dance of arguably the world’s greatest ballets!
Candlelight Ballet takes place twice each evening with performances at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.