50th Anniversary Royal New Zealand Ballet – Swan Lake Ballet on Stamps
New Zealand issued a set of stamps on 05 Mar 2003 to mark 50th Anniversary of Royal New Zealand Ballet. One of the stamps depicts the Swan Lake Ballet.
Swan lake Ballet was originally composed by a Russian Pyotr IIyich Tchaikovsky in 1875-76. Despite initial failure it is now one of most popular of all Ballets. The scenario,initially in two acts was fashioned from Russian and/or German Folk Tales and tells the story of Odette, A Princess turned into a Swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.