Most memorable Swan Lake endings... ?good or bad
Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:52 PM
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 04:14 AM
Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:46 AM
certainly per-revolution, russian productions, employed the tragic ending w/ apotheosis as given in both the original and 1895 librettos.
Vaganova's 1930s production used a happy ending.
later, in the 1960s?, when Grigorovich proposed to re-instate the original ending in Soviet Russia, he was prevailed upon by the authorities not to do so.
i assume earlier Messere, post-Gorsky production for the Bolshoi also presented a happy ending.
too bad Demidov's monograph on SWAN LAKE has never been translated into english.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:01 AM
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