Tchaikovsky's ballets: Swan Lake
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Tchaikovsky: Compositions, ballets, biography and more facts
5. Tchaikovsky's ballets: Swan Lake
First performed in 1877, Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. Considering its success today, it's hard to believe that it wasn’t an immediate hit – but the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse, was an initial box office failure.