La Scala Ballet

Le Corsaire

In Cinemas 22, 23, 24 & 27 Jun 2018
Patrick Fournillier
Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Nicoletta Manni (Medora), Marina Aduino (Gulnare), Timofej Andrijashenko (Conrad), Marco Agostino (Lankendem), Antonino Sutera (Birbanto), Claudio Coviello (Alì, the slave), Antonella Albano (Zulmea), Alessandro Grillo (The pasha)
Adolph Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Prince Oldenburg, rearranged by Kevin Galiè
Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
Luisa Spinatelli
Approx 2h20 including interval
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 16 May 2018
Official Event Listing
  • Great fun! Spinatelli has given the dancers ravishing costumes; Petipa and Co provide the most exacting choreography to thrill an audience; and the orchestra plays some of ballet’s biggest hits. La Scala’s ballet company on top form.
    Graham Spicer, GRAMILANO

New Production! Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes’s exhilarating production, seen at the American Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet, invades the stage at La Scala with new sets and costumes by Luisa Spinatelli.

Filled with action, passion and romance, this swashbuckling comedy, based on 'The Corsair' by Lord Byron, follows a dashing pirate, Conrad (Timofej Andrijashenko), as he journeys across the high seas to save his beautiful harem girl Medora (Nicoletta Manni). An exotic, breathtaking spectacle, and an adventure not to be missed.

This is La Scala's first staging of Le Corsaire since the 19-century, where Giovanni Galzerani's production was presented on the Piermarini stage in 1826, and Domenico Ronzani's in 1857.

Adelaide patrons please note: this production will screen only at Palace Nova Prospect Cinema

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