When she danced this role in Germany last December, I thought she was perfectly adequate, not inspired, but far, far from being "dreadful"
Having seen Ms Dumchenko dance The Firebird in Cardiff last April, I feel her return to the stage has been premature; she needs a lot more time to get back to the kind of form necessary for leading roles.
Will Scherbakov appear as Mercutio? I'm told he's wonderful in the role.
Also will Baimuradov and Zubkovsky be included among the character dancers?
Alina Somova should notbe dancing the lead in Swan Lake, in fact she shouldn't be allowed near any type of leading role at all.