Swan Lake on a grand scale

Swan Lake on a grand scale

Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' is synonymous with classical ballet. British choreographer Derek Deane has staged the two-act piece in Germany on a bigger scale with 48 instead of the usual 16 swans.
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