Tuesday, 5 June 2012

La Bayadere. RB. 2009.

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Marius Petipa’s exotic ballet, set in legendary India, is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement.
Natalia Makarova’s sumptuous recreation of Petipa’s choreography,
with atmospheric sets by Pier Luigi Samaritini and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend,
stars Tamara Rojo as the Bayadère (temple dancer) Nikiya, Carlos Acosta as Solor,
and Marianela Nuñez as Gamzatti whose alluring presence challenges Solor’s love for Nikiya.
Solar: Carlos Acosta
Gamzatti: Marianela Nuñez
Nikiya: Tamara Rojo
The High Brahmin: Gary Avis
Rajah: Christopher Saunders
Magdaveya: Kenta Kura
Solor’s Friend: Valeri Hristov
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Choreographer: Natalia Makarova

Recorded live from the Royal Opera House, January 2009

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