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Royal Opera House Live: La Bayadère

Ballet in three acts.

Choreography: Natalia Makarova

After: Marius Petipa

Music: Lidwig Minkus

Orchestrated by: John Lanchbery

Naralia 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.

Approximate running time 3 hours 5 minutes, including two intervals. Cast and running time subject to change.

Tuesday 13 November 7.15pm

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