Kirov in Ottawa: Swan LakeReviews
Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:21 PM
Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:32 PM
I do not recall having ever heard these 'Drigo' pieces performed by companies other than the Mariinsky–though they may have.
The current Royal Ballet production, staged by Anthony Dowell, includes these Drigo-orchestrated pieces in the fourth act. Dowell staged the production with the consultation of scholar Roland John Wiley (who's book, Tchaikovsky's Ballets, is very detailed and informative) - and this production is considered to be one of the most musically close to the 1895 production. It includes, in Act 1, the switch of the pas de trois to occur before the waltz and these interpolated piano pieces in Act IV.
Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:16 PM
Posted 04 November 2006 - 06:23 PM
I haven't had the fortune of seeing any of the RB's Swan Lake's productions; and won't get a chance next week while in London either (though I expect to catch Sleeping Beauty)
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