Act I

During a hunt, Siegfried sees a beautiful white swan adorned with a crown. Magically she transforms into a woman before his eyes. She is Odette, the Swan Queen. Odette explains to Siegfried that she and other maidens like her are under the spell of Von Rothbart, an evil sorcerer. Under his wicked enchantment, she may only return to her original human form for the brief time between midnight and dawn. To break the spell, a man must swear his eternal love to her. Struck by this confession, Siegfried promises to rescue Odette with a pledge of love. Odette replies that this is impossible but Siegfried declares that he will not marry another and that he will release her from the spell with his pledge. As dawn breaks, the lovely apparition fades away.

Act II

At Siegfried’s home the next evening a birthday party is being held in his honor. His friends amuse him with dances from around the world. Suddenly a mysterious creature appears. He believes her to be Odette but she is Von Rothbart’s daughter Odile, whom her father has transformed into Odette’s likeness. Siegfried, blinded by love, mistakenly asks for Odile’s hand in marriage. The spell is broken and Von Rothbart triumphs.


Siegfried runs to the lake to find Odette. He finds her weeping for her lost love. Consumed with remorse, Siegfried begs her to forgive him but it is too late. Von Rothbart removes Odette from his embrace forever.

Swan Lake Cast

The History of Swan Lake

Swan Lake Artist Profiles

Parking for Swan Lake

The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Parking Garage 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st St. & a north entrance on Barton Springs Rd.)

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin’s Palmer Events Center Garage. It is located behind and to the left (east) of The Long Center. This structure has two entrances, which you can see below in the Google Map.

Paid valet parking is available for $18.00 per car. For valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).

The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to The Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the entry level lobby door next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance.