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Swan Lake With Gergiev To Be Released On Dvd (possibilities?)

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Well, this is GREAT news IF:

1) The maestro actually doesn't conduct the performance. IMHO, with the exception of the complete Prokofiev "Romeo & Juliet," (Phillips), he's not a ballet conductor. I site

his complete Phillips "Nutcracker" and "Sleeping Beauty," as prime examples of his

ballet tempi. On the Maryinsky website, he hasn't been listed as conductor for any ballets: The Russian (and) other opera repertory and symphonies yes, but no ballets.

If he's conducting this "Swan Lake," it will be the fastest musical interpretation ever.

2) Certain youngsters are NOT cast as Odette/Odile and Siegfried.

Reportedly, apart from Lopatkina's and Vishneva's recent performances this season,

(both received two performances), the people that have been cast have been either woefully unsuited, and/or technically and artistically unprepared to shoulder the responsibility. So, I hope the tape is a "canned" performance, with either Lopatkina, Vishneva or Pavlenko as Odette/Odile.

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