"Swan Lake," widely considered the greatest of all classical ballets, is presented by Pacific Northwest Ballet Friday, April 12, through April 21 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., in Seattle.
The tale of young maidens under the spell of an evil sorcerer offers its lead ballerina an exceptional dual role, Odette and Odile. Ultimately, "Swan Lake's" haunting beauty stems from its union with Tchaikovsky's score - most completely realized when 24 perfect swans emerge from the mist and move as one through the moonlight.
Tickets are $28 to $173. Details: 206-441-2424, pnb.org.