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THE BEST VERSION SO FAR
on March 28, 2013
Unlike Swan Lake which I have 10 versions (unfortunately non have won me over completely, wait a minute, Ulyana Lopatkina is a very beautiful swan and her prince Danila Korsuntsev is quite good also: this is the Mariinsky Ballet, under the direction of Valery Gergiev version, I want to say that this version is quite satisfactory for me), for Sleeping Beauty, I have 4 versions, and I have to say the one I am reviewing is to my uncritical taste very satisfactory. Alina Cojocaru, Marianela Nunez, and the prince of Federico Bonelli are all very good, especially Marianela is a very outstanding Swan, but I don't have her dvd, I saw her perfomance on YouTube. The rest of the cast generally are very good also.
Alina Cojocaru is well cast, she is young enough for the role, and she certainly is an excellent dancer. Marianela is a very celestial fairly queen, and Bonelli is a handsome prince.
I have to say that the whole production keeps me interested throughout: I would of course recommend to whoever is interested in buying Sleeping Bueaty, this is the version to spend your precious money.