Atom User Reviews for Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (2020)

4.8 out of 5
35
5
1
0
0
POPULAR TAGS
#great
#intense
#greatcast
#mustsee
#allthefeels
#inspiring
#lovestory
Verified Review

The music is of course glorious, and the dancing ranged from okay (Siegfried) to wonderful (Odette/Odile), but I was amazed that the great climax of the ballet where that magnificent tragic musical theme is transposed from the minor key to a triumphant major key, and where Siefried vanquishes the Evil Genius and then leaps into the lake following Odette was completely left out. What gives? It was like Hamlet with no deadly swordfight scene at the end. Instead of a tragedy, we got Siegfried just depressed while Evil and Odette disappear. Weird. Maybe Putin has the Bolshoi on a budget. . . :)

LB
LARRY B
Verified Review

Having a live feed opportunity so accessible for these performances is fantastic. The non-traditional ending where Odette is killed by the Evil Genius (vs. a double suicide with unification in the afterlife) gave me food for thought - wish it was discussed during the intermission interviews. The compression into two acts was nice. Enjoyed revised choreography where the Evil Genius shadowed Siegfried.

KD
Keiko D
Verified Review

Wonderful production. The overhead shots added another dimension to it

BC
Barbara C
Verified Review

The ballet corps was in perfect union. The overhead shots were fantastic, Bolshoi is the best ballet company in the world.

SK
Sandra K
Verified Review
#great
#inspiring

Absoluely loved it. Odette: Superb !! It seemed not quite clear in picture; seems to need a much better camera.

KS
Kathryn S
Verified Review

gorgeous music, wonderful dancing

IF
Irina F
Verified Review

Unbelievably wonderful. Fabulous dancers, choreographer and orchestra!

BF
Barbara F
Verified Review

Beautiful ballet

CM
Catherine M
Verified Review
#greatcast

Grandkids lived it both ate dancers tell them dream big

RK
robyn K
Verified Review

Superb performance

TS
Thomas S
Verified Review

It was wonderful to see live ballet on the big screen. The picture was a little blurry and I wish they used better cameras but it was still a beautiful performance. I prefer the original ending.

SV
Sue V
Verified Review
#great
#lovestory

Beautiful, grace & sophisticated!

MT
Marina T
Verified Review
#great
#mustsee
#lovestory
#intense
#allthefeels
#greatcast

The best Swan Lake I've ever seen!

MM
Marina M
Verified Review

Such a wonderful performance. Everyone was just perfect.

SL
Susan L
Verified Review

Beautiful dancing, excellent production, a wonderful few hours being transported to another world,

JS
Janet S
Verified Review
KD
Kelly D
Verified Review
LG
Lynn G
Verified Review
AT
Alexandra T
Verified Review
#excellentperformances
BC
Barbara C
Verified Review
BH
Batia H
Verified Review
RT
Rainer T
Verified Review
MM
Martin M
Verified Review
#lovely
RH
Robin H
Verified Review
AN
Asya N
Verified Review
#great
FP
Fred P
Verified Review
#greatcast
#lovestory
#mustsee
#girlsnight
#great
#fantasy
#allthefeels
#intense
#<3
BD
Betty D
Verified Review
#intense
CN
Camille N
Verified Review
#allthefeels
CC
Carla C
Verified Review
#original
#justokay
#great
#surprising
AS
Angela S
Verified Review
JE
Julio E
Verified Review
#great
MK
Mikhail K
Verified Review
#great
GL
Gale L
Verified Review
NM
nahid M
Verified Review
LG
Laura G
Verified Review
#great
#intense
#mustsee
AK
Andreas K
Verified Review
#great
JF
Janet F
Verified Review
DG
Darya G
Verified Review
#inspiring
TJ
Tony J
Verified Review
#great
SS
Susan S
Verified Review
#greatcast
#intense
#mustsee
ST
Sheldon T
Verified Review
MC
Maryanne C

Metacritic