What’s the ITV World Cup theme music?

What’s the name of the song playing at the beginning of ITV’s FIFA World Cup 2018 TV coverage?

The classical theme music chosen by ITV for their coverage of Russia 2018 comes from the ballet Swan Lake, which was created by the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

We haven’t been able to identify the specific version used by ITV and it’s likely it was recorded especially for the channel.

This year’s World Cup football tournament runs from the 14th of June to the 15th of July, 2018, with full live television coverage here in Britain being divided between ITV and BBC.

ITV’s programming will be presented by Mark Pougatch and Jacqui Oatley, with match analysis coming from such pundits as Gary Neville, Ian Wright, Lee Dixon, Ryan Giggs, Slaven Bilić and Eniola Aluko.