In October 2018, Dubai Opera will welcome the Houston Ballet for six performances of one of the most popular ballets of all time – Swan Lake. The ballet tells the story of a beautiful maiden who is transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and was first performed in Moscow in 1877. A live orchestra will be playing Tchaikovsky’s original score, while the acclaimed Australian dancer Stanton Welch has choreographed the ballet. The Houston Ballet is the fifth largest ballet company in the United States, with 59 dancers, and has performed at some of the most iconic venues all over the world.