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Puzzled about Paris Opera's Bayadere


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#16 Hans

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 12:31 PM

Paul, I noticed the same thing both times I saw the Mariinsky do this live, but I didn't think it had always been this way...and sure enough on the 1977 DVD with Terekhova and Komleva, the shades do not pose in the way you describe. It is too dark to see whether the first shade does, but the rest definitely do not. Perhaps it is something they found in the notation when they went to do the reconstruction?

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 01:13 PM

. . . and though I liked the idea that it suggested that Nikiya had forgiven Solor. . .

That depends on whether we are watching the actual Nikiya or Solor's imagining of her. If he's imagining her, then of course she forgives him! :clapping:


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