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  • LA BAYADERE   repertorio  vers Makarova   ph Marco Brescia Teatro alla Scala (1)   Copia
  • LA BAYADERE   repertorio  vers Makarova   ph Marco Brescia Teatro alla Scala (1)
  • La bayadere vers Makarova   Svetlana Zakharova   archivio Scala  ph Marco Brescia Teatro alla Scala (2)
  • Kevin Rhodes ph John Robert Williams   Copia
  • Luisa Spinatelli
  • Rudolf Nureyev alla Scala   ph Lelli e Masotti
  • La bayadére    un disegno di Luisa Spinatelli
From 15 December 2021 to 8 January 2022
Ludwig Minkus

Teatro alla Scala New production


Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

With the participation of the students of the Ballet School of La Scala Academy


Ballet in three Acts
Libretto by Marius Petipa and Sergej Kudekov

Choreography and staging

Rudolf Nureyev

after Marius Petipa

Revived by Florence Clerc e Manuel Legris
Choreographic supervision Manuel Legris
Conductor Kevin Rhodes

John Lanchbery

Sets and costumes Luisa Spinatelli
Sets and costumes assistant Monia Torchia
Lights Marco Filibeck
Étoile Svetlana Zakharova (5, 8 Jan.)

Performed as yet only by the Paris Opera Ballett, for which it was created in 1992, Nureyev’s La bayadère will be staged for the first time at La Scala with new sets and costumes by Luisa Spinatelli. This is an extraordinary debut for a sumptuous production, rich in virtuoso performances and variations. It concludes with a return to the purity of classical ballet, with the entire corps on stage in white tutus in the Kingdom of the Shades, a tableau that opened the way to the success of this ballet in the West and Nureyev’s shining star.