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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire | Riveting, graceful and passionate

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A scene from the Bolshoi Ballet: ‘Le Corsaire’.

The exciting and highly anticipated Bolshoi Ballet season will start with the company's most acclaimed production; Le Corsaire on Sunday, November 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Palace Cineplex.

Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka's revival of Le Corsaire, follows Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a roguish pirate. When Medora is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer, Conrad declares his love for her and steals her away. He is caught and sentenced to death.

To save Conrad's life, Medora, who is in love with him, plots his escape.

The leading soloists are Ekaterina Krysanova (Medora), Igor Tsvirko (Conrad), and Denis Savin (Birbanto).