You Still Have A Chance To See Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' Perform 'Swan Lake' In Manila
The world-renowned Moscow Ballet “La Classique” is in Manila this month to perform the timeless favorite Swan Lake. However, fans and audiences were baffled after the gala performance last June 14 was cancelled and then announced to push through again a few moments after.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the PR agency behind Swan Lake PH had issued a statement that it was cancelling its gala performance, reporting that: “In behalf of Royal Chimes Concerts and Events, organizer and producer of Swan Lake Philippines represented by Beth Mercado and Yuri Mercado, it is with the heavy heart that we were instructed by the organizer to announce the cancellation of tonight’s show.”
“Due to a major issue between the organizer and the Russian Group,” it added, “We are not privey [sic] to disclose the reason as our PR agency was merely engaged to promote this show. We are truly sorry and apologize to everyone. Thank you so much.”
Around an hour later, at 8:20 p.m., the same page had announced that “despite the earlier announcement of the cancellation, the gala performance tonight will proceed as scheduled.”
?? Good news, Swan Lake fans!— NewFrontierTheater (@NewFrontierPh) June 15, 2019
Please be informed that the remaining shows of Swan Lake will push through at the New Frontier Theater as scheduled.
See you all later! ??#SwanLakePH #NewFrontierTheater pic.twitter.com/dl45EvV77t
According to ABS-CBN News, a source, who is part of the joint project and who requested not to be named, said the “misunderstanding” stemmed from the alleged unsettled payments among the promoters.
Around 1,400 people—including socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes—were expected to watch the opening performance. Unfortunately, some ticketholders had already left the venue after the first announcement. Later, organizers of the show had announced that those who had missed the performance that night can reschedule their tickets at their most convenient time.
?? Backstage exclusive photos with the Moscow Ballet La Classique!— NewFrontierTheater (@NewFrontierPh) June 16, 2019
You still have a chance to see them perform live here at the New Frontier Theater! Get your tickets now at TicketNet outlets and online via https://t.co/uyGEvilusp! #SwanLakePH #NewFrontierTheater pic.twitter.com/nknJ8HKV32
?? You really don’t want to miss the grandest ballet event in the Philippines!— NewFrontierTheater (@NewFrontierPh) June 16, 2019
Get your tickets NOW at TicketNet outlets or online via https://t.co/uyGEvilusp! #SwanLakePH #NewFrontierTheater #ExperienceAraneta pic.twitter.com/a824lB7rED
The “La Classique” production of Swan Lake is choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and will be accompanied by the Russian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Yaroslav Tkalenko.
Founded in 1990 by its current director Erik Melikov, “La Classique” has held shows in Egypt, Morocco, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Norway, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Swan Lake PH will be running until June 22 with shows from Tuesday to Sunday at the New Frontier Theater at Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. Get your tickets now at TicketNet outlets and online via http://www.ticketnet.com.ph.