• La Bayadère

    Ballet

    Rudolf Noureev

    Opéra Bastille - from 11 December 2020 to 02 January 2021

    Little Shao / OnP

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La Bayadère

Opéra Bastille - from 11 December 2020 to 02 January 2021

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La Bayadère

Ballet Rudolf Noureev

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Opéra Bastille - from 11 December 2020 to 02 January 2021

2h50 with 2 intervals

About

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The final work of a life utterly devoted to dance, La Bayadere by Rudolf Nureyev has become one of the jewels of the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. First performed in 1992, La Bayadère recounts the ill-fated loves of the dancer Nikiya and the noble warrior Solor, promised to the redoubtable Gamzatti, in an imaginary India complete with elephants, tigers and palanquins. Rudolf Nureyev adapted the choreography by Marius Petipa – to music by Ludwig Minkus – restructuring it to include virtuosi variations and large-scale ensemble movements. The celebrated Royaume des Ombres (Kingdom of Shadows) in Act III is considered to be one of the summits of choreographic art.
Unfailingly popular at the Paris Opera, the spectacular richness of Ezio Frigerio’s decors and costumes by Franca Squarciapino make La Bayadere a flamboyant spectacle.

CHARACTERS

Solor: A noble and valiant warrior from the Indian kingdom of Golconda. He is in love with Nikiya.
Nikiya: Temple dancer and guardian of the Temple’s sacred fire. She is in love with Solor.
The High Brahmin: High priest of the temple. He is secretly in love with Nikiya.
The Rajah of Golconda: Monarch of the kingdom, father of Gamzatti. He wants her to marry Solor.
Gamzatti: The daughter of the Rajah of Golconda and Solor’s fiancée.
The Kshatriyas: Friends of Solor and members of the caste holding temporal power.
The Slave: Dances with Nikiya at the betrothal of Gamzatti and Solor.
Aiya: Gamzatti’s servant.
The Golden Idol: Incarnation evoking the god Shiva, holding the position of the lotus flower.
The Shades: The ghosts of dead bayadères.
  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 40 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 40 mn
  • End

Quiz: Nureyev and his ballets

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Quiz: Nureyev and his ballets

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