Adolphe Charles Adam
Le corsaire by Adolphe-Charles Adam is one of the masterpieces of the Romantic ballet era, along with his other famous oeuvre Giselle, Le corsaire ispart of the golden fund of international ballet repertoire. Since its première at the Paris Opera in 1856, the work has survived to this day, and its success is due mainly to the legendary Marius Petipa who was the fi rst to introduce it at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1899. It was his concept that served as the basis for the staging by major Russian choreographer Vasily Medvedev. The story about the adventurous lives of the Corsairs features unbridled passion, dramatic situations, danger and love.
Runnig time: 2 hrs 30 mins with two intervals