La Bayadère

Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
With the PBT Orchestra
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm

Love transcends all in the mesmerizing La Bayadère. This grand-scale classic features a drama-charged storyline and more than 100 roles. Set in a mythical Indian landscape, La Bayadère tells the story of Solor, a noble warrior, and Nikiya, the temple dancer he loves. Ensnared in a love triangle by imperial powers, the couple finds themselves ripped apart by jealousy, intrigue and betrayal. La Bayadère claims fame for its pure classicism, epitomized by the ethereal The Kingdom of the Shades scene and the stunning synchronization of the corps de ballet. For more than a century, La Bayadère has entranced audiences with its epic storyline, high drama and sensational scale.

Tickets: Click Here

CASTING: View the cast list here

Run Time:
Act I — 50 minutes
Intermission — 20 minutes
Act II — 35 minutes
Intermission — 20 minutes
Act III — 35 minutes


The following theater programs are free and open to performance patrons. All programs will be held at the Benedum Center. 

Fri. April 17, at 10:30 PM - Benedum Center
Post-show discussion with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr & PBT artists

*Family Pointe: “The Story of La Bayadère"
Sat., April 18, at 1 PM - Benedum Center
An entertaining and family-friendly pre-show discussion and demonstration<br>
*Insights: “The Enduring Music of La Bayadère”
Sat., April 18, at 7 PM - Benedum Center 
A pre-show discussion with Maestro Charles Barker, Yoland Collin, PBT company pianist, & Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr
Barre None After Party
Sat., April 18, at 10:30 PM
Complimentary lite bites and drink specials at Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn Ave.

Talks with Terry
Sun., April 19, at 1 PM - Benedum Center
A pre-show opportunity to view the company’s onstage warmup class & hear the artistic director’s perspective on the production
Audio Description Services 
Patrons can sign out headsets to hear a live narration of the performance. Services are by request only with two weeks’ notice. Please contact 412-454-9109 or
*RSVPs suggested. Please email or call 412-454-9109.