The video is of The Kirov Ballet production of Swan Lake, choreographed by Petipa and Ivanov, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, starring Yulia Makhalina and Igor Zelensky. The most used Youtube search terms to find the video include “ballet” and “swan lake”, and is often linked from other ballet videos.
Since it’s upload on January 29, 2006, it has steadily gained over 1.5 million views, mostly from young women aged 13 to 17 and older people aged 45 to 54. With almost 2000 ratings, the average being 4.82, it still remains quite popular. There are still many comments being posted, all of the which are positive, saying how “perfect” and “amazing” the ballet is, as well as the difficulty of the techniques. The video itself is professionally done, and the audio for the most part is very clean. Any one who enjoys ballet would fall in love with this video.