Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро/Lebedinoye ozero), Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets. The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales[a] and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger(Václav Reisinger). The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March [O.S. 20 February] 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
SWAN LAKE, OP. 20; THE
Adèle-Marie Buis is a second-year Oboe Fellow at the New World Symphony. Her recent performances include appearing as featured soloist in Bernard Rands’ Oboe Concertino in a Boston Symphony Orchestra Prelude concert curated by the composer. She has also performed alongside renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax. Ms. Buis has also been a featured soloist with a number of Chicago musical organizations, including the Chicago Chorale and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
Born in Athens, Georgia and raised in River Forest, Illinois, Ms. Buis graduated from DePaul University in Chicago in 2013 with a degree in oboe performance. During this time, she was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. At DePaul, she studied with Eugene Izotov, principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony. In 2015 she received her master’s degree from New England Conservatory, where she studied with John Ferrillo, principal oboist of the Boston Symphony.