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Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Ballet Spring Ballet & Dance

For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue.

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Mariinsky Ballet
Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
Yuri Fateev, Deputy Director of the Ballet Company
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Vladislav Karklin, conductor

“Unrivaled... studded with virtuosic displays”
—The Washington Post

For more than two and a half centuries, Mariinsky Ballet has been a crown jewel of the art form, celebrated for its dancers of unmatched skill and majesty. For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue. The Mariinsky last performed this grand masterpiece at the Kennedy Center more than a decade ago to sold-out crowds, and they return to the Opera House once again with extraordinary technique. Beloved for its breathtaking choreography, virtuosic dancing, and spectacular scenery and costumes, Le Corsaire is an unmissable, swashbuckling adventure. Petipa revived the ballet for the Mariinsky more than a century ago, and the company continues to perform it with exhilarating freshness and tradition.

Performance Timing: Act 1 - 30 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act 2 - 31 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act 3 - 33 min.

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PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
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Tue., Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva
Conrad: Timur Askerov
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva 
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Wed., Apr. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Ekaterina Kondaurova
Conrad: Andrei Yermakov
Gulnara: May Nagahisa
Ali: Philipp Stepin
Lankedem: Victor Caixeta

Thu., Apr. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Yekaterina Chebykina 
Conrad: Xander Parish
Gulnara: Maria Shirinkina
Ali: Timur Askerov
Lankedem: Philipp Stepin

Fri., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva 
Conrad: Konsantin Zverev
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva 
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Sat., Apr. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Medora: Yekaterina Chebykina
Conrad: Xander Parish
Gulnara: Maria Shirinkina
Ali: Timur Askerov
Lankedem: Philipp Stepin

Sat., Apr. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Ekaterina Kondaurova
Conrad: Andrei Yermakov
Gulnara: May Nagahisa
Ali: Kimin Kim 
Lankedem: Victor Caixeta 

Sun., Apr. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva
Conrad: Konstantin Zverev
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva 
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Watch and Listen

Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire | The Kennedy Center

Ballet 360: Exploring Le Corsaire [audio]