'Delayed Live' screening 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.
Nikia - Marianela Nuñez
Solor - Vadim Muntagirov
Gamzatti - Natalia Osipova
Choreography: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Orchestrated by: John Lanchbery
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.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 5 mins including two intervals.
Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)