The Art of Svetlana Zakharova at the Bolshoi
This new release is a tribute to the art and elegance of Svetlana Zakharova, “prima ballerina assoluta” and queen of the Bolshio Ballet. All of these performances were recorded at the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Moscow. Tchaikovsky’s famous “Swan Lake” opens the programme. Next is “The Sleeping Beauty,” choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich for a breathtaking experience. Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet “La Bayadere” is set in legendary and mysterious India. Finally, “The Pharoh’s Daughter,” recreates the spectacular sumptuousness of the original with its stupendous costumes and striking scenery. Also included on this release is a special documentary about the creation of the ballet at the Bolshoi and an exclusive interview of Pierre Lacotte.
Catalog Number: BAC615
Label: BelAir Classiques
Composer: Cesare Pugni, Léon Fyodorovich Minkus, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Alexander Sotnikov, Pavel Sorokin, Vassili Sinaisky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre State Academic Orchestra