Paris Opera Ballet

Les lac des cygnes/Swan Lake, Ballet Opéra Paris, Opera Bastille, 30th March 2015

‘Wow!’ said the lady next to me as Mathias Heymann‘s Siegfried soared through the air in his Act III solo, ‘wow!’ too from me, at some of his feats, and ‘wow!’ at the start and end coup de theatre of (spoiler alert?) Odette and Rothbart’s tattered ghosts (?) flying up to oblivion. And yet on leaving the theatre I didn’t feel wowed overall, instead a little underwhelmed. Why?



To Laura Hecquet, who substituted for Ludmila Pagliero in tonight’s POB Swan Lake, and has been promoted to étoile by Director of Dance Benjamin Millepied.