La Bayadere ROH Ballet

25 November only
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La Bayadare Royal Opera House

Spotlight Theatre


Ballet

An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadere was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century.

Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor.

The High Brahmin pursues Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor by telling his fiancée about his affair but his plan ends in disaster.

La Bayadere remained unknown in the West until 1961 and was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1989.
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