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Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake: A beginner's guide
The ending was changed in 1895 for the revival at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. This version, now the one most ballet companies base their performances on, was choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, while St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo revised Tchaikovsky's original score. Pictured: Swan Lake performed by the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet at the Royal Opera House, 2009.