'La Bayadere,' from the Royal Ballet
The Russian classic "La Bayadere" tells the story of an Indian temple dancer (Altynai Asylmuratova) betrayed by her lover (Irek Mukhamedov). Performed by the Royal Ballet and staged by Natalia Makarova. Gamzatti: Darcey Bussell. Music by Ludwig Minkus. John Lanchbery conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Taped in March 1991.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
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