★★★★✰ The messages of Grigorovich's Spartacus may have changed over the half-century since its creation but new generations revel in its theatricality - and the bolshoi power of its performers.
Tag - Maria Vinogradova
...the real star of Don Quixote is the Bolshoi itself.
It is even more disappointing that the troupe should open its run with a Swan Lake so lackluster... It’s not the dancers’ fault. At every level, the Bolshoi dancers move with thrilling force and fullness.
Grigorovich’s production is not concerned with dramatic plausibility or characterisation, which may account for Zakharova’s Odette remaining a remote vision and her Odile a cool doppelganger rather than a temptress.