Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Лебединое озеро, or, Swan Lake

Dave Meshkov was perfect for the role of the White Swan in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.  But as he began to explore the role of the Black Swan, he also began his inexorable descent into madness.

Unfortunately for Dave (but fortunately for the rest of us), the Swan Lake performance at the Hermitage was not Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, but a more traditional performance that we were lucky to catch during our time in St. Petersburg.

The Hermitage Theatre - beautiful yet intimate
Two of these people are excited to see the ballet

None of us remembered to brush up on the plot before the show, so we only had the vaguest idea of what was going on, but those of us who stayed awake enjoyed it very much.


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