Raymonda is betrothed to the valiant Jean de Brienne who has committed to go on a crusade alongside the King of Hungary. When his beloved leaves, Raymonda is approached by Abderakhman, a foreign knight who threatens to kidnap her when she refuses to give her his hand …
On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to be completed, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate) who catches her eye.
Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the mesmerizing Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrads passion with undeniable intensity. (The Guardian) Le Corsaire remains a breath-taking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magnificence of the Bolshoi to life.
Created in the late 19th century in Imperial Russia and captured live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Raymonda remains a timeless ballet which expresses the splendor of classical dance October 27 only.