Bolshoi’s ‘Le Corsaire,’ live from Moscow

Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: Damir Yusupo Ekaterina Krysanova is Medora and Igor Tsvirko is Conrad in the Bolshoi Ballet’s “Le Corsaire.”

Rockland — “Le Corsaire,” performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented as a captured-live high definition broadcast from Moscow Sunday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

The story is set amidst a bustling Turkish market as the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, “Le Corsaire” is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire Bolshoi company.

The production features music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, after Marius Petipa. The Bolshoi Ballet is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1776, it is among the world's oldest ballet companies.

“Le Corsaire” runs a little more than three and a half hours. Tickets are $15, $10 for students younger than 19 and college students with ID. They are available at the box office or by calling 594-0070, ext. 3.  For more information visit or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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