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I never get tired of watching the Swan Lake. I previously bought the Paris Opera version and loved it.
This one is completely different! For example the Prince role in the French ballet was very elaborated (Jose Martinez), here is more subdued.Danila Korsuntsev can dance as we can see in the 'engagement' scene but for most of the performanc he stays in shaddow as support to his Princess, Ulyana Lopatkina. We have an amazing Jester instead.
I have an impression that the ball scenes are more lavish in French version (more dancers on the scene), but the quality of performance of the Russian ballet is almost perfect.
I thought that Agnes Letestu was a better actress (she played with her face too!) but I cannot make the same distinction when it goes about the dance itself. Lopatkina keeps with the tradition of the wonderful Russian performance.