Royal Opera House Broadcast: La Bayadere
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"Beautifully staged." -Broadway World
"A night of powerful personalities and blazing dancing." - The Independent
Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic tale of love and revenge in a world of temple dancers and noble warriors, to life.
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
Choreographed by Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa and Music by Ludwig Minkus. Orchestrated by John Lanchbery.