caption: La Bayadere ballet performance - Cairo Opera House official facebook page.
CAIRO – 4 May 2018: Cairo Opera House will present the ballet performance “La Bayadère” (The Temple Dancer) from May 3 to 6.
“La Bayadère” is directed by Eminia Kamel and the orchestra will be conducted by Nayer Nagiu. It is an epic ballet performance containing dazzling music, expressive dancing, and a romantic plot full of emotions and noble sensations.
“La Bayadère” is about two lovers, Nikiya, a temple dancer, and Solor, a warrior. The High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, learns of her relationship with Solor. Meanwhile, Rajah Dugmanta of Golconda chooses Solor to wed his daughter, Gamzatti. Nikiya, who doesn’t know about the deal, agrees to dance at the couple’s wedding.
The jealous Gamzatti decides to poison Nikiya by sending her an extremely poisonous snake hidden in a flower basket, which Nikiya thinks is sent by Solor. Unfournately, Nikiya dies, but on the wedding day of Solor and Gamzatti, the gods take revenge for Nikiya by damaging the temple and killing Solor, Gamzatti and all the attendees; Nikiya and Solor are reunited again in eternity.
The music for “La Bayadère” was composed by Ludwig Minkus, while the choreography was created by Valentin Bartis and Marius Petipa.