Bolshoi Encore – Le Corsaire (12A)
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. Music: Adolphe Adam. Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky. Starring: The Bolshoi Pricipals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet.
Amidst a bustling market the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant at Lanquedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.
Complete with a magnificent awe-inspiring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and is made especially for those who seek miracles in the theatre. (3hr. 35min.)
Tickets on sale from 22nd October, from Quinns Bookshop, Three Crowns Yard, The High Street, Market Harborough, or via http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk