Choreography: Natalia Makarova & Marius Petipa
Stars: Marianela Nunez, Vadim Muntagirov, Natalia Osipova
Estimated running time: 3 Hours 5 Mins including two intervals
Event Cinema: This is an Encore showing recorded live from The Royal Opera House.
Natalia Makarova's production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life.
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
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