Le Corsaire

Le Corsaire

Ballet in three acts with a prologue

Staged: Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
Music: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Prince Pyotr van Oldenburg, Ludwig Minkus, Yuly Gerber, Baron Boris Fitinhof-Schnell and Albert Zabel
Edited: Lars Payne and Gavin Sutherland
Libretto: Jules-Henri de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier in a version by Anna-Marie Holmes
Based on: "The Corsair (1814)" by Lord Byron
Sets and Costumes: Bob Ringwood
Lighting: Neil Austin

Photo: David Jensen

The most thrilling of all classical ballets.

Full of action, passion and romance, this classic story ballet has been reinvented by English National Ballet, the only UK company to perform the complete work. It was Tamara Rojo's one of the first projects as Artistic Director and premiered as 2013/14 season opening performance with Alina Cojocaru as Medora. Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, with the breath-taking sets by Hollywood designer Bob Ringwood (Batman) and a sweeping, romantic score, it received rave reviews when it premiered. This extravagant and exhilarating production also enthralled audiences at the Palais Garnier in 2016. Le Corsaire is an unmissable, entertaining adventure.


Le Corsaire (The Pirate) follows the escapades of a dashing pirate, Conrad, who journeys across the high seas to save his beautiful harem girl, Medora. It is a swashbuckling fantasy tale of captive maidens and cutthroats, love and betrayal.

Photo:Laurent Liotardo


Friday, 14 July 2017, 18:30

Medora: Tamara Rojo
Conrad: Isaac Hernández
Ali: Cesar Corrales
Gulnare: Laurretta Summerscales

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 14:00

Medora: Laurretta Summerscales
Conrad: Brooklyn Mack
Ali: Osiel Guneo
Gulnare: Rina Kanehara

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 14:00

Medora: Tamara Rojo
Conrad: Isaac Hernández
Ali: Cesar Corrales
Gulnare: Katja Khaniukova

Monday, 17 July 2017, 14:00

Medora: Maria Kochetkova
Conrad: Osiel Guneo
Ali: Cesar Corrales
Gulnare: Laurretta Summerscales

Tamara Rojo

Osiel Guneo

Brooklyn Mack

Maria Kochetkova

Isaac Hernández

Laurretta Summerscales

Cesar Corrales

Katja Khaniukova

Rina Kanehara

Orchestra: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

As of 16 May 2017. Casting is subject to change.