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Le Corsaire

Conductor – Honoured Artist of Russia, People's Artist of the Republic of Belarus, laureate of the National Theatre Award "Golden Mask", laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus, Alexandr Anisimov;
Choreographer – Honoured Artist of Estonia Vasily Medvedev (St. Petersburg);
Production Designer – Andrei Voitenko (St. Petersburg);
Costume Designer – Elena Zaitseva (Moscow);
Photographer – Elizaveta Sukhova.

Act I
Scene 1

The bazaar square. The beautiful slave-girls who are up for sale, sit awaiting the buyers. A band of corsairs appear in the square, led by Conrad. Medora, the ward of bazaar-owner Isaac Lanquedem, comes out on to the balcony of her guardian’s house. Seeing Conrad, she quickly makes a selam* out of the flowers she has to hand and throwsit to him. The latter, reading the selam is delighted, because now he is convinced the beautiful Medora loves him.
At this time, Seid Pasha appears on the square, he wants to buy the slaves for his harem. The slaves dancing for him. First, Seid Pasha stops his gaze on the beautiful Gulnara, and then he sees the wonderful Medora and buys both.
Conrad tells the corsairs to turn free Medora. In conventional sign the corsairs carry of the slaves with Lankedem.

Act II
Scene Two

Sea shore. Conrad leads Medora to the cave – the refuge of pirates. Here stolen slaves with slave Ali also come. Birbanto, Conrad friend, boasts his "prey" Lankedem. The corsairs begin merry dance, Medora dressed in pirate costume participated to great fanfare from everybody.
Slaves implore to set free them. Medora asks the corsair about it. Birbanto and his accomplices are protesting: they need to give their slaves. Conrad angrily repeated his order. Enraged Birbanto rushes to Conrad, but the lead of the corsairs, reflecting a blow aimed at him, forces Birbanto to bow before him and sets free slaves.
Birbanto with Lankedem plan to make away with Conrad.
Lakedem sends Conrad a jug of wine with poison. He drinks it unsuspecting and falls into a deep sleep. Medora tries to wake up her lover. The strangers in black masks appears, and Medora, defending herself and Conrad, wounds the leader of the attackers. In the general confusion Lankedem kidnaps Medora.
Conrad wakes up and finds that Medora is not there, sends his slave Ali and his loyal pirates to find his lover.

Scene Three

Seid Pasha in his palace admiring his young wife Gulnara. Lankedem get Medora to him. Pasha is happy to see again the beauty. Gulnara glad to meet with her friend too.
In the palace comes a group of pilgrims, Seid Pasha magnanimously accepts them and invites to a magnificent spectacle in his garden.

Scene Four
Conrad disguised as a pilgrim, opens his face for Medora. He and his companions shed their capes and captur the palace. Seid Pasha runs away. Frightened Gulnara asks Conrad protection from persecution of Birbanto. Medora recognizes in him the robber, whom she wounded a dagger in the cave, and tells Conrad about his betrayal. Birbanto trying to kill Conrad, but he defending himself kills him.

Scene Five

The corsairs sail towards new adventures. A terrible storm Starting and the ship breaks up on the reef.
The moonlight falling on the ship, lights two figures. It’s miraculously survivors
Medora and Conrad.
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Music by Adolphe Adam (1803-1856).
Libretto by Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier edited by Marius Petipa
Choreography by M. Petipa
World Premiere: January 23, 1856
Genre: Ballet
Original title: Le Corsaire
Title: Le Corsaire
Duration: 2 часа 40 мин
Acts count: 3
Premiere date: 31 May 2014
Age restriction: 12+

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