Ludwig Minkus

La Bayadére Gala

Janáček Theatre / Ballet Dates and tickets

Exotic story from the treasures of classical ballet with star cast! 

National Theatre Brno is hosting The Event of this season! La Bayadére Gala with guest Principals dancer from Royal Ballet London in lead roles! Starring Vadim Munatagirov, Fumi Kaneko and Yasmine Naghdi as Solor, Nikiya and Gamzatti.

The love between the temple dancer Nikiya (the bayadère) and the military commander Solor angers powerful enemies – The High Brahmin, The Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti, Solor’s fiancée. Nikiya dies in the middle of a religious celebration after being bitten by a viper, hidden in a donated flower basket. Only in the world of dreams does Solor meet the shadow of his beloved Nikiya. And so the ballet is the story of an unfulfilled love with a tragic end, where the ethereal beings of an unreal world confront the real world. It is remarkable that despite its undisputed choreographic, dramaturgical and musical quality, La Bayadére has waited 126 long years for its Czech premiere – at our theatre. The renewed premiere is presented in the new stage design by Slovak artist Marek Hollý.

Only on February 8th, 2022 at Janáček Theatre.

Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
One intermission 25 minutes
Suitable for children of 8 years and older

Exclusive VIP Meet and Greet tickets are now sold out.

Partner of this production is Hošek motors a.s.


Travelling to Brno for La Bayadére Gala? Grandhotel Brno, the oldest hotel in Brno is offering a special deal for La Bayadére Gala ticket holders!

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Enjoy a wonderful experience at a newly redecorated hotel from the 1870’s.

Special deal for the guests fo La Bayadére Gala (including VAT, fees and breakfast):

Standard:  SGL € 52,-  DBL € 62,-
Superior:   SGL € 72,-  DBL € 82,-
Executive:  SGL  € 92,-  DBL € 102,-

Special deal is valid only for the night from 8th to 9th of February, 2022.

Reservation code: Bajadéra Gala

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Show your La Bayadére Gala ticket upon check-in to apply the discount.



First three images – La Bayadere, The Royal Ballet. Photo by Bill Cooper.

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Production team

Ludwig Minkus Author / Music
John Lanchbery Music Adaptation
Sergei Khudekhov Libretto
Marius Petipa Libretto
Jaroslav Slavický Libretto adaptation, Choreography and Direction after Marius Petipa
Pavel Šnajdr Conductor
Marek Hollý Set Design
Josef Jelínek Costume Design
Jana Přibylová Assistant Choreographer
Ivan Příkaský Assistant Choreographer
Jana Ruggieri Assistant Choreographer
Luděk Mrkos Stage Manager


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