Aaron S. Watkins production of »La Bayadère« – one of the greatest classical ballets of our time – is based on the traditional version of Marius Petipa. Set in ancient India, this typically romantic story tells of love, jealousy, intrigue, murder and revenge between Nikiya, a temple dancer, her rival, the Rajahs daughter Hamsatti, and Solor, a noble warrior passionately loved by both women. This passionate exotic tale also includes »The Kingdom of the Shades« – one of the most famous scenes in all of classical ballet.
Ballet in two acts. Choreography by Aaron S. Watkin after Marius Petipa.
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes
Premiere 30 Nov 2008
Narrative, Choreography (after Marius Petipa): Aaron S. Watkin
Narrative (after Marius Petipa): Francine Watson Coleman
Choreography (after Marius Petipa): Aaron S. Watkin
Mise en scène: Francine Watson Coleman
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Musical Arrangement: David Coleman
Set Design: Arne Walther
Costume Design: Erik Västhed
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuysen
Musical Director: David Coleman
With kind support of the Foundation for Support of the Semperoper.