Set in the Royal India of the past, La Bayadère is a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice. The ballet relates the drama of a temple dancer (bayadère), Nikiya, who is loved by Solor, a noble warrior. She is also loved by the High Brahmin, but does not love him in return, as she does Solor.
Nureyev’s last production, first unabridged version of the ballet staged at the Paris Opera. Scenery and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino conjuring up the splendour of India. Outstanding cast, selected by Nureyev for its creation in 1992. Recorded in 1994.