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Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
617-259-3400
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Millicent Broderick
34 events 18 reviews

Boston Ballet's production of La Bayadere was a lavish, colorful and beautifully danced piece which is a welcome addition to the company's performance roster. My only criticism and this is moot is that the bottom half of the corps de ballet's...continued

reviewed Nov 13 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from fc
26 events 9 reviews

fantastic seats. performance was pretty good. not the most memorable ballet in the repertoire, but a lot of great moments.

reviewed Nov 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Beth P.
41 events 7 reviews

Excellent dancing: from the leads to the corps. Fine job on the mime roles, especially the Chief Brahmin. A great opportunity to see classical ballet -- I could almost imagine myself in the nineteenth century.

reviewed Nov 05 2010 report as inappropriate
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La Bayadere, a vibrant Petipa classic, takes the stage at The Boston Opera House. The ballet is an important bridge between the romantic and classical eras of ballet and was first performed at St. Petersburg’s Maryinsky Theater in 1877. A story of betrayal and love set in exotic India, La Bayadere follows the heart-breaking tale of a temple dancer and a young warrior kept apart in life and united only in death. The ballet’s rich, lavish set design and production elements conjure up The Arabian Nights and Bollywood culture. The ballet contains the monumental Kingdom of Shades scene which traditionally features 32 female dancers entering the stage in single file in a dream-like sequence. Boston Ballet will present the Florence Clerc staging with vivid, new costumes and the absorbing scenery that are cornerstones of this classic.

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