October 24-November 3, 2013
"There is nothing like La Bayadère" - The New York Times
Florence Clerc's spellbinding adaptation of Marius Petipa's passionate tale of love, betrayal, and revenge returns to The Boston Opera House stage.
Set against the rich backdrop of ancient India, La Bayadère tells the tragic tale of the love between beautiful temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solar. Lovers torn apart by twists of fate and doomed by uncontrollable vengeance, they are finally reunited for eternity in the Kingdom of the Shades. Florence Clerc's exquisite choreography combined with radiant sets and costumes and a magnificent score by Ludwig Minkus creates a vibrant classic which The Boston Globe hailed as 'breathtaking."
Click here to read the Boston Globe preview of La Bayadère
Photos and Video
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Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Pre-Curtain Talk
Join moderator Shannon Parsley, Boston Ballet Ballet Master and Artistic Coordinator; Ballet Master Larissa Ponomarenko, Soloist Dusty Button, and Company Dancer Jonathan Batista for an insider's view of La Bayadère.†
Did you miss the pre-curtain talk on October 26th? Click here to see excerpts.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Post Show Conversation with Mikko
Join Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Principal dancers Kathleen Breen Combes, Misa Kuranaga, and Jeffrey Cirio to hear their insights on the program following the performance.
This informal discussion is free for all ticket holders and is held at the Boston Opera House immediately following the 7:30pm performance.
†programs subject to change
Casting for La Bayadère Week 1 October 24-October 27, 2013
Casting for La Bayadère Week 2 October 30-November2, 2013
*all casting is subject to change.
MUSIC Ludwig Minkus
CHOREOGRAPHY Florence Clerc after Marius Petipa
ORIGINAL SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Sergiy Spevyakin
COSTUME ADAPTATIONS Boston Ballet Costume Dept.
ADDITIONAL SCENERY Benjamin Phillips
LIGHTING DESIGN John Cuff
CONDUCTOR Jonathan McPhee
WORLD PREMIERE: November 4, 2010, Boston Ballet, The Boston Opera House
ORIGINAL PREMIERE: February 4, 1877, Imperial Ballet, Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre
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