Ludwig Minkus

La Bayadére Gala

Janáček Theatre / Ballet 08/02/2022 19:00 - 21:25

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

National Theatr 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.


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duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
one intermission 25 minutes
suitable for children of 8 years and older



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


When do we play?

La Bayadére Gala Janáček Theatre / Balet Ludwig Minkus, John Lanchbery, Jaroslav Slavický

La Bayadére Gala

Starring the Principal dancers of Royal Ballet London, Vandim Muntagirov as Solor, Fumi Kaneko as Nikiya and Yasmine Naghdi as Gamzatti. Event of the 2021/2022 season! No valid discounts for this performance.
  • 08/02/2022
  • 19:00 - 21:25