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    Default Swan Lake

    This masterpiece deserves a thread:

    (Sorry for happy ending lovers, but originally the end was with Odette and Siegfried dying together and rising to the heavens-pretty tragic, isn't it?)
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    Pick your favorite ending.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_L...native_endings

    I've seen NYCB, ABT, Mariinsky and (on DVD) Royal Ballet.

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    This was one of the first ballets whose music I greatly enjoyed. I prefer the F Horn entrances at the end to be very loud. The recordings led by Rozhdestvensky and by Feidler do bring this out well

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    Quote Originally Posted by david johnson View Post
    This was one of the first ballets whose music I greatly enjoyed. I prefer the F Horn entrances at the end to be very loud. The recordings led by Rozhdestvensky and by Feidler do bring this out well
    Actually, this is a favorite of mine from childhood (I'm 29 in three weeks).

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    Check this out:
    Swan Lake-Japan 1981

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    Got a text from a friend who's coming to NYC next week and wanted to see ballet. So we'll be at American Ballet Theatre's "Swan Lake" next Tuesday.

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    I remember dancing in Swan Lake years ago! I was one of the guests at the ball/corps dancer

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    The Royal Ballet version in 2018 is the best I've seen. I believe they're staging the same version next year. Marianela Nuñez was breathtaking as Odette/Odile.




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    Yes, the current Royal Ballet production, by Liam Scarlett, looks fabulous. Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov's partnership goes from strength to strength.

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    Unforgettable
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

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    The very best I've seen...


    Last edited by melodies; Dec-22-2019 at 19:22.

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    Watched this recently. You just have to gasp at the dancing! And if you enjoy tragedy this has it in spades.
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    I saw the NYCB version on Sunday. Comments in the attending ballet thread.

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    They only do a set of selection, but Les Ballets Trockadero are worth seeing in their Swan Lake. Great art can withstand satire, plus in this case it is a kind of affectionate satire.
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    Not a satire, but something quite far from Tchaikovsky's conception:Gay Swan Lake

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