From the first performance of La Bayadère in 1887, the ballet was hailed as another supreme masterpiece by the brilliant choreographer Marius Petipa.Styled after Marius Petipa, with the original music by Ludwig Minkus, Natalia Makarova’s 1980 production of La Bayadère for American Ballet Theatre won a permanent place in the Western repertoire. It was Makarova’s version that was adopted by The Tokyo Ballet in 2009. Set in ancient royal India, the theme of La Bayadère concerns the mysteries of fate, vengeance and eternal love. Nikiya, the temple dancer, and Solor, a noble warrior, have sworn eternal fidelity to one another, but powerful figures have other plans for them. Valery Ovsyanikov conducts the PKF _ Prague Philharmonia.
October 11,12 2018
Royal Opera House