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Marianela Núñez in Swan Lake, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, February 2015, © ROH, Alice Pennefather.

Nuñez confirmed her indisputable supremacy as the ideal 21st century interpreter of the classic. Her rendition of Odette’s sadness and fear is something that should be recorded for posterity. So is the powerfully elegant display of bravura of her Odile, even though she too played a tad too much with the seduction mime.