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Ballet: Bolshoi, Le Corsaire
11 March 2012
A ballet in three acts based on a script by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, loosely based on the long poem by Lord Byron.
A swashbuckling romantic tale of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her tyrannical master by a handsome pirate, with some of ballet’s most famous individual passages.
Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. The pirate Conrad seizes Medora and declares his love for her. But Conrad’s jealous right-hand-man sends Medora back to the slave dealer, who again sells her to Pasha…