La Bayadère

From 7 to 10 September 2018
Ludwig Minkus

Running Time: 2 hours 55 minutes intermissions included

Bol'šoj Theatre of Moscow Ballet Company 
Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra
With the participation of Students of the Ballet School of Teatro alla Scala Academy


Bol'šoj Theatre of Moscow Production


Music Ludwig Minkus
Conductor Pavel Klinichev
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
from Marius Petipa
Sets Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Nikolai Zubkovsky,
Konstantin Sergeyev
Costumes Nikolai Sharonov
Lights Mikhail Sokolov



From September 7th to 13th, 2018, the stage of La Scala will host the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, within a partnership that saw La Scala performing in Moscow last September. The first of the two productions presented by the Bol’šoj Ballet is La Bayadère by Marius Petipa, in the version by Yuri Grigorovich. La Bayadère, staged for the first time in Saint Petersburg in 1877, is one of the masterpieces of the classical repertoire. The Indian poem Śakuntalā by Kālidāsa inspired Petipa to create the perfect harmony between ensemble scenes, solos and pas de deux, with moments of high lyricism and poetic charm.