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Minkus: La Bayadere / Nunez, Royal Opera House Orchestra [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 02/21/2020 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 7263  
Composer:  Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Natalia Makarova’s acclaimed production of this 19th-century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Featuring opulent sets by Pier Luigi Samaritani and beautiful costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, it stars Marianela Nuñez as the Bayadère (temple dancer) Nikiya, Vadim Muntagirov as Solor, and Natalia Osipova as Gamzatti, whose alluring presence challenges Solor’s love for Nikiya. La Bayadere (The Temple Dancer) was originally staged in four acts and seven tableaux by
Read more French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. The ballet was staged especially for the benefit performance of the Russian Prima ballerina Ekaterina Vazem, who created the principal role of Nikiya. From the first performance the ballet was universally hailed by contemporary critics as one of the choreographer Petipa's supreme masterpieces, particularly the scene from the ballet known as The Kingdom of the Shades, which became one of the most celebrated pieces in all of classical ballet.
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La Bayadere by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Boris Gruzin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 

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