Direct from Russia, the Moscow Festival Ballet will be on hand Friday night at the Lebanon Opera House to perform 'Swan Lake.'

Direct from Russia, the Moscow Festival Ballet will be on hand Friday night at the Lebanon Opera House to perform 'Swan Lake.'

The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform the full-length Swan Lake at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park St.

Tickets range from $29 to $49 for adults and are now on sale at the box office, by calling 448-0400 or by logging onto www.lebanonoperahouse.org.

Performed in four acts to music by Tchaikovsky, “Swan Lake” was fashioned from Russian folk tales as well as ancient German legend.

It tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded during the late 1980s, when many of Russia's great dancers and choreographers were exercising newfound creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies. The 50-member Russian troupe incorporates graduates from the leading choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm. The principal dancers come from the upper ranks of the great companies. Artistic director Sergei Radchenko, a 25-year veteran of the Bolshoi Ballet, leads the company, which brings together the highest classical elements of the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies.