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Work: Swan Lake

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeDance
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New York CitySwan Lake (Martins)

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Peter Martins; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa; George Balanchine; New York City Ballet; New York City Ballet Orchestra

MunichSwan Lake

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ray Barra; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; John Macfarlane; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

RigaSwan Lake

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Aivars Leimanis; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Juan Guillermo Nova; Robert Perdziola

DetroitABT on tour: Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Kevin McKenzie; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; American Ballet Theatre; Zack Brown; Duane Schuler

New York CitySwan Lake

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Kevin McKenzie; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; American Ballet Theatre; Zack Brown; Duane Schuler
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Lina Seveliova enchants in Imperial Russian Ballet's Swan Lake

Nariman Bekzhanov, Lina Seveliova and the Imperial Russian Ballet Company © Vladimir Dorofeev
The regal grandeur of Sydney's State Theatre marries the alluring beauty of the Imperial Russian Ballet's swan ensemble, in this strictly traditional and most enchanting production.
****1
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The Bolshoi's Swan Lake simmers, but the corps shines

Semyon Chudin (Siegfried) and Olga Smirnova (Odette) © Natalia Voronova
Near perfection from the corps de ballet represent the Bolshoi at its very best during its Royal Opera House residency.
***11
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Christine Shevchenko becomes ABT's reigning swan

James Whiteside and Christine Shevchenko in Swan Lake © Gene Schiavone
Kevin McKenzie's production of Swan Lake at ABT usually has little to commend it, but Christine Shevchenko's Odette/Odile is the real deal. 
****1
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A Swan Lake of awe inspiring beauty in Amsterdam

Maia Makhateli, Daniel Camargo and ensemble in Swan Lake © Marc Haegeman
This Swan Lake is a continued homage to classical female beauty and awe-inspiring dancing. The swans' collective mourning at Siegfried’s betrayal and its consequences are palpable.
****1
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Swan Lake: if it ain't broke, don't fix it

Polish National Ballet in Swan Lake © E Krasucka
There’s a good reason Swan Lake is a box office blockbuster. Not only is it “famous” in the sense that even ballet neophytes know all about it, Swan Lake is a seriously meaty ballet with a narrative arc that offers tension-filled dynamics, a luscious score by Tchaikovsky and one of the most famous tragic love stories of all time.
***11
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