Reviews for The Pharoah's Daughter

  1. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘Originally choreographed by Petipa for the Imperial Ballet of St Petersburg, and revived by Pierre Lacotte in 2000, The Pharoah’s Daughter provides the perfect counterpoint to the Bolshoi’s dark, gothic Swan Lake which followed in the second half of th… 

  2. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clifford Bishop, Independent on Sunday, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘At least the Bolshoi is blessed in its choice of players, and one of the unexpected pleasures of opening night was seeing Svetlana Zakharova, the most consistently awe-inspiring ballerina of her generation, being upstaged with some regularity by Maria Alexandrova,… 

  3. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 7 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘After the Mariinsky’s misguided, elaborately dire new production of Shostakovich’s The Golden Age, it was the utmost pleasure to be transported back to a spectacular view of ancient Egypt in Pierre Lacotte’s magnificent reimagining of Petipa̵… 

  4. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Friday 4 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘What’s missing is the genius by which Petipa could turn nonsense into choreographic gold.’  

  5. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘This balletic Egypt is brightly coloured, lavishly costumed, stuffed with parades, dances and exotic beasts.’  

  6. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, FT, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘A spiffing opening to the season. Fifty years ago, the Bolshoi Ballet knocked us for six with their artistry. They still, heaven bless them, do.’ 

  7. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘… the evening was a blast, borne along on an exuberant rendering of Cesare Pugni’s goggle-eyed, oom-pah score by the Bolshoi orchestra.’ 

  8. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 2 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘This three-act Egyptian romp inspired by Petipa’s 1862 blockbuster (but in no way reproducing it) is a gorgeous spectacle that provides an abundance of fun for just about everyone on stage.’  

  9. Bolshoi Ballet in The Pharoah's Daughter at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Evening Standard, Tuesday 1 August 2006Performance 31 July - 2 Aug, & 12 Aug

    ‘The whole thing is hilarious, a crowd-pleasing caper with more camp than Carry On and a French holiday combined.’  

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