Paris Opera Ballet
22nd December 2009
....... the Paris Opera Ballet presents the work, though with a few subtle changes in chorography and a radical change in the settings as the original Regency style costumes of London are replaced in Paris with those of the fin de siècle......
As with all Nureyev’s productions, the emphasis is on dancing, often to the exclusion of production details.....
......send a message to the POB apparatchiks that it is classical work audiences want to see rather than the continuing force-feeding of modern works of frequently dubious quality.
I'm glad you didn't miss Tsiskaridze (and Ould Braham) in the POB Nutcracker production.
I enjoyed your review of it, because you found many more virtues in Nureyev's production than I had found in it (when I saw it a couple of years ago with a different cast). For me, Nureyev's explorations into the psychology of family dynamics were simply 'concepts' that fit badly with the Tchaikovsky score.
i particularly concur with your last sentence.