Natalia Makarova’s production of the 19th-century classic ballet La Bayadère brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Marius Petipa’s fantasy, recorded live in 2018, is set in legendary India and tells the tale of a temple dancer (Marianela Nuñez) and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit “white act”—The Kingdom of the Shades—is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.