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Royal Opera House Presents: La Bayadère

A Ballet in Three Acts
*This is a prerecorded screening of a live performance*
A Trafalgar Release

SHOWTIME

Sunday (12/30) 1:00pm

TICKETS

  • Adult $14

  • Senior $12

  • Student $10

Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic 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.

Runtime: 3 Hrs & 5 Mins, with Two Intervals

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LA BAYADERE. Artists of The Royal Ballet in the 'Kingdom of the Shades' scene. (c) ROH Tristram Kenton (2013).jpg

Picture caption/credit: Artists of The Royal Ballet in the 'Kingdom of the Shades' scene, Act II of La Bayadère ©ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013

Choreography:  NATALIA MAKAROVA
After: MARIUS PETIPA
Music: LUDWIG MINKUS
Orchestrated By: JOHN LANCHBERY

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