Ballet in three acts
Music : Ludwig Minkus
Choreography : Ruldof Nureyev after Marius Petipa
Nureyev had tried to persuade Dame Ninette de Valois to present the whole ballet at Covent Garden but this did not happen and when the Royal Ballet finally produced La Bayadère in three acts, it was in 1989 when they adopted the completely re-worked version by Natalia Makarova. Consequently, it was for the Paris Opera that Nureyev finally mounted « his » Bayadère .
Notes sur le ballet :
To complement Rudolf Nureyev’s Bayadère – which is currently performed exclusively by the Paris Opera Ballet – the sumptuous decor by Ezio Frigerio and the richly decorated costumes by Franca Squarciapino combined to evoke India as imagined by the « Orientalists » of the 19th century.
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RESSUSCITATION OF THE FOURTH ACT