Our "Swan Lake" won the hearts of the Irish audience!

/ marion leppik

During January 11-15, 2023, the Estonian National Ballet had a tour in Ireland and gave seven performances of "Swan Lake" at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, accompanied by the Irish National Opera Orchestra. Conducted by Kaspar Mänd. All performances were sold out, and nearly 14,000 Irish theatergoers got the opportunity to enjoy the peformance of our national ballet.

According to Ott Maaten, the director general of the Estonian National Opera, it was an historic event. "There has never been such a large-scale cultural exchange between Estonia and Ireland before. Since all the performances went to full halls and the spectators applauded standing up, we can proudly say that now Estonia's calling card in Ireland is definitely our national ballet," the theatre manager rejoiced.

The artistic director of the Estonian National Ballet, Linnar Looris, also has nothing but praise to say. "From the sold-out halls and the audience's shouts of bravo, we received a sure testimony that our leading dancers, soloists and ballet troupe danced at an exceptionally good level, and conductor Kaspar Mänd made the local national opera orchestra sound wonderfully. I can safely confirm that we represented our country and the Estonian National Opera in the best possible way."

As part of the National Ballet, a 70-member troupe went to Ireland to perform an artistic dance, the main roles were danced in Dublin by Anna Roberta, Ami Morita, Ketlin Oja, Jevgeni Grib, Joel Alexander Calstar-Fisher, Michal Krcmar, William Newton, Andrea Fabbri, Nelson Pena.