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La Bayadère

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Scene from La Bayadere. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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La Bayadère

Choreography by Natalia Makarova
after Marius Petipa
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Specially Arranged by John Lanchbery
Production Coordinator Dina Makaroff
Scenery by PierLuigi Samaritani
Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting by Toshiro Ogawa

Running Time: 162 minutes

The sweeping vistas and grand temples of mystical India set the stage for this beloved 19th century ballet depicting eternal love and godly revenge. In “sublime classical purity” (Los Angeles Times) ABT’s company of dancers mesmerize as the doomed temple dancer, Nikiya, the warrior who betrays her, Solor, and her archrival in love, Gamzatti.

"The most moving moment comes courtesy of these luminous Shades who sing with their bodies and show how impossibly transcendent ballet can be"

- Gia Kourlas , The New York Times

"Remains one of the most spectacular productions in all American ballet!"

, The New York Times

"La Bayadère is simply smashing! A supreme artistic achievement! A ballet miracle!"

, New York Post

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