Le Corsaire

Saturday, November 18
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3hr 35mins

Presented by the Bolshoi Ballet.

Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th  century  classic,  this  miracle  of  the  repertoire  is  one  of  the  Bolshoi’s  most  lavish  productions.  Complete  with  a  magnificent  awe‐inspring  shipwreck  and  dramatic  scenery, this  grand  romance  allows  enough  dancing  for  nearly  the  entire  company  and  made  especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

Music: Adolphe Adam 
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky after Marius Petipa 
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Captured live on October 22, 2017