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Mikhailovsky Ballet
Le Corsaire

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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $29.00

Overview

Le Corsaire

This ballet, inspired by Byron’s poem, tells the story of the love between a pirate and a beautiful slave-girl. The action takes place against the backdrop of the open sea, in remote grottoes, amid the hustle and bustle of an eastern bazaar and the languid luxury of a sultan’s harem. The duels and kidnappings are thrilling, but it is Marius Petipa’s timeless choreography that really delights. This romantic masterpiece, first performed in Russia in 1858, has been returned to the repertoire in 2015 by the Mikhailovsky Theatre’s Ballet Master in Chief, Mikhail Messerer.

Music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Ludwig Minkus, Riccardo Drigo, Pyotr Oldenburgsky, Nikita Trubetskoy, Antoine Simon

Libretto by Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint Georges revised by Mikhail Messerer
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev revised by Mikhail Messerer
Choreographic fragments by Jules Perrot, Alexander Gorsky, Pyotr Gusev
Staged by Mikhail Messerer

“The production is conceived, danced and played with a breathless panache.” – The Financial Times

Friday, November 187:30 p.m.MedoraEkaterina Borchenko
ConradIvan Vasiliev
BirbantoAlexander Omar
GulnareAnastasia Soboleva
Slave girlMikho Naotsuka
SlaveVictor Lebedev
Saturday, November 192:00 p.m.MedoraAngelina Vorontsova
ConradIvan Zaytsev
BirbantoAndrey Kasyanenko
GulnareVeronika Ignatyeva
Slave girlValeria Zapasnikova
SlaveVictor Lebedev
Saturday, November 197:30 p.m.MedoraEkaterina Borchenko
ConradIvan Vasiliev
BirbantoAlexander Omar
GulnareAnastasia Soboleva
Slave girlIrina Zhalovskaya
SlaveJulian MacKay
Sunday, November 201:00 p.m.MedoraAngelina Vorontsova
ConradIvan Zaytsev
BirbantoAndrey Kasyanenko
GulnareVeronika Ignatyeva
Slave girlMikho Naotsuka
SlaveVictor Lebedev

Running time (approximate): 2 hours and 20 minutes

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