Tag Archives: Swan Lake

Bolshoi reflections: creaky drama and a rising star in London

Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Taming of the Shrew, Le Corsaire We’re over a month into the BBC Proms season, yet I’ve only attended one concert thus far. What gives? Apart from a week away at Verbier Festival and Dorset … Continue reading

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Lady of the Lake: Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake glides back to London

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake *** The Australian Ballet, Coliseum, 14th July 2016 “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” Princess Diana’s wry words resonate in Graeme Murphy’s reworking of Swan Lake for The Australian Ballet, premiered in 2002 seven … Continue reading

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Glittering Swan Lake from Pletnev and the RNO

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake  Mikhail Pletnev/Russian National Orchestra (Ondine) One of the highlights of Mikhail Pletnev’s relationship with DG was undoubtedly The Sleeping Beauty with the Russian National Orchestra. A decade on, and making their debut with Ondine, this partnership returns … Continue reading

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