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Rudolf Nureyev's La Bayadere / Ballet de l'Opera de Paris [Blu-ray]

Minkus / Guerin / Hilaire / Platel / Queval
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2259  
Composer:  Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Michel Quéval
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Colonne Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Exotic and mysterious India serves as the backdrop to this story of doomed love between the warrior Solor and the bayadere, Nikiya, who is killed by her jealous rival, Gamzatti.

Breathtaking sets and costumes are designed by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino in this exceptional production, recorded at the Palais Garnier in Paris. Direction and choreography in this fully restored version of Petipa's original ballet are by Rudolf Nureyev.

Cast & Crew

Isabelle Guerin
Laurent Hilaire
Elisabeth Platel
Lionel Delanoe
Francis Malovic Read more /> Jean-Marie Didiere
Wilfried Romoli
Agnes Letestu
Clotilde Vayer
Nathalie Rique

Orchestre Colonne
Conductor: Michel Queval

Music by: Ludwig Minkus
Orchestrated by: John Lanchbery
Choreography and Staging: Rudolf Nureyev

133 minutes, LPCM Stereo, Widescreen, Color
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Works on This Recording

La Bayadere by Léon Fyodorovich Minkus
Conductor:  Michel Quéval
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Colonne Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Russia 

Customer Reviews

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 spectacular in every way December 5, 2014 By John Brauer (Fish Creek, WI) See All My Reviews "I had not even heard of La Bayadere before I bought this Blu-ray, but wow am I glad I did. This production is the most gorgeous ballet my wife and I have ever seen. The costumes and scenery alone are absolutely beautiful. The dancers are all top notch and well captured in this Blu-ray video, and the sound of the orchestra is faithfully recorded. While Minkus' music does not match that of Tchaikovsky, many of Minkus' passages in this ballet show true inspiration. We understand that this production was the last work of Rudolph Nureyev, and we are glad that he was able to complete this final monument to his greatness." Report Abuse
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