Reviews for Swan Lake

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘Unfortunately, claustrophobic though the production is, it still looks far too much to fit inside the head of Ruslan Skvortsov’s amiably clueless Siegfried.’ 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Monday 14 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘… with her triumphant physique and exceptional technique, Svetlana Zakharova is a mesmerising Odette-Odile, her thrillingly elongated style embodying the romantic illusion of Ivanov’s poetic writing, and her cut-glass precision putting the dazzle on… 

  3. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Crompton, Telegraph, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘The Bolshoi corps de ballet is a wonder of disciplined dancing, and they take on the intricacies of Petipa and Ivanov’s lakeside scenes with a magical assurance that weaves its own spell.’ 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘The corps de ballet give the legendary Kirov a run for their money; there are performances of real personality and panache among the soloists, and Svetlana Zakharova is displaying some wonderfully grown up dancing in the double ballerina role.’  

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in Swan Lake at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 3 - 5, 16 Aug

    ‘Bolshoi Ballet is dancing Swan Lake at the Opera House, and while it has no problem with beauty, it faired less well with the psychological insights.’  

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