Le Corsaire

romantic ballet in three acts

music by Adolphe Adam

2 hours 40 minutes
for viewers over 6 years old
In Perm, Le Corsaire follows Adolphe Adams original score, which the theatre obtained from the archives of the Paris Opera. Marius Petipas 1863 production for the Mariinsky Theatre, with its adventurous plot, Oriental motifs, intricate romantic conflicts, exotic pirate themes, and impressive shipwreck scene in the finale, mean that this old ballet, based on Byrons poem, looks less like a theatrical archaism than a big-budget blockbuster from the golden age of Hollywood. Ballet master Vasily Medvedev, who recreated Petipas choreography for the Perm Theatre, is convinced that Le Corsaire is the precursor of ballet shows.
Libretto by Jules-Henri Saint-Georges, Joseph Mazilier, and Marius Petipa edited by Vasily Medvedev
Choreography by Marius Petipa
New Choreography and Production by Vasily Medvedev

Choreographer: Vasily Medvedev
Assistant Choreographers: Natalia Akhmarova, Stanislav Fecho
Set Designer: Boris Kaminsky
Costume Designer: Elena Zaitseva
Lighting Designer: Sergey Martynov

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