It's been over twenty years since Glasnost and the break up of the Soviet Union. You would think that the directorial powers that be at the Maryinsky and Bolshoi, would open up their thinking about the staging of Act IV, and fashion something more closely attuned to to what Tchaikovsky and his librettists intended.
Yes, but keep in mind that Lopatkina is wholly dedicated to the Sergeyev versions of the classics staged int he mid 20th century. Dudinskaya was her teacher and her reverence for Dudinskaya is very strong. And it extends to Dudinskaya's husband, Konstnatin Sergeyev. Lopatkina is contempuous of the reconstructions that the Kirov experimented for a little while or anthing that challenged the Sergeyev stagings So don't expert her to embrace anything, including an earlier, more traditional version of Swan Lake. It would be akin to sacriledge in Lopatkina's mind.