Performance Dates & Tickets

Le Corsaire

The Tokyo Ballet Premiere
Ballet in three acts with a prologue

Music Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Peter von Oldenburg
Choreography Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
Music re-orchestrated by Kevin Galiè
Sets and Costumes Luisa Spinatelli
Photo: Brescia e Amisano/Teatro alla Scala
The Tokyo Ballet premieres Le Corsaire to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa

To close the celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Marius Petipa, The Tokyo Ballet has chosen to premiere one of his most thrilling grand ballets, Le Corsaire.

Le Corsaire is a ballet based on the poem of the nineteenth-century poet Lord Byron, set in the Mediterranean Sea controlled by the Ottoman Empire. It is a story of pirates and slave girls' exciting adventure and romance. It is packed with many celebrated passages such as powerful and virtuoso dances by pirates and beautiful slave girls, corps de ballet in Le Jardin animé and character dances. Le Corsaire in fact represents charms of Marius Petipa's grand ballets.

The ballet has seen several revisions throughout its long performance history. The Tokyo Ballet will bring the version by Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev, which is included in several world-renowned ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre, La Scala Ballet and English National Ballet.

Join us on an adventurous journey with The Tokyo Ballet!

photo: Shoko Matsuhashi
Performance Dates and Cast

Fri. 15 March 2019, 19:00
Medora Mizuka Ueno
Conrad Dan Tsukamoto
Ali Arata Miyagawa
Gulnare Mamiko Kawashima

Sat. 16 March 2019, 14:00
Medora Kanako Oki
Conrad Yasuomi Akimoto
Ali Shoma Ikemoto
Gulnare Akimi Denda

Sun. 17 March 2019, 14:00
Medora Mizuka Ueno
Conrad Dan Tsukamoto
Ali Arata Miyagawa
Gulnare Mamiko Kawashima

Orchestra: Tokyo New City Orchestra

*Casting as of 24 October 2018 is subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \11,000
A \9,000
B \7,000
C \5,000
D \4,000
E \3,000

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

1. Discount for Parents and Children (Categories S, A & B)

Tickets go on sale on Tue. 18 December 2018, 10:00 at NBS Ticket Center. Reservations are accepted only by phone.

For children between 6 and 18 years old (elementary school students --senior high school students). Up to two child-tickets per one parent ticket.

 Category S: Parent \11,000 + Child \5,500 = \16,500 (discount by \5,500)
 Category A: Parent \9,000 + Child \4,500 = \13,500 (discount by \4,500)
 Category B: Parent \7,000 + Child \3,500 = \10,500 (discount by \3,500)

2. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

Discount by \1,000 for two tickets will be on sale during the presale period (NBS WEB Ticket ) and the general sale period (NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center).

3. Student Tickets

\1,000 student tickets for students between 10 and 25 years old go on sale on Fri. 18 January, 2018 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

4. 'Tomin-Fes' Seats

The performances of Le Corsaire will be presented as part of Tokyo Performing Arts Festival 2019, 'Tomin-Fes'. Special discount seats will be offered as 'Tomin-Fes' Seats at \2,000/seat. They will go on sale on Sat. 8 December, 2018 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 8 December 2018 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB ticket"
Categories S, A, B, C & D
 Thur. 22 November 2018, 21:00--Sat. 1 December 2018, 18:00

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