Medora (Alina Cojocaru) and Conrad (Vadim Muntagirov) © Photography by ASH

Le Corsaire

English National Ballet

Le Corsaire (The Pirate) is a thrilling ballet about Conrad, a dashing pirate, and his love for Medora, a beautiful harem girl. It is a swashbuckling drama of captive maidens, rich sultans, kidnap and rescue, disguise and conspiracy, love and betrayal, culminating in a shipwreck, which is one of the most breathtaking spectacles in ballet.

English National Ballet is the first UK company to perform the complete work which showcases some of the most bravura male dancing in the ballet repertoire.

Production duration: 1 hr 40 min
English National Ballet

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Medora
    Alina Cojocaru
  • Conrad
    Vadim Muntagirov
  • Gulnare
    Erina Takahashi
  • Lankendem
    Dmitri Gruzdyev
  • Ali
    Junor Souza
  • Birbanto
    Yonah Acosta

Team

  • Anne-Marie Holmes, after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev
    Staging
  • Adolphe Adam
    Music
  • Cesare Pugni
    Music
  • Léo Delibes
    Music
  • Riccardo Drigo
    Music
  • Prince Pyotr van Oldenburg
    Music
  • Ludwig Minkus
    Music
  • Yuly Gerber
    Music
  • Baron Boris Fitinhof-Schnell
    Music
  • Albert Zabel
    Music
  • Lars Payne
    Editor
  • Joseph Mazilier
    Libretto
  • Jules-Henri de Saint-Georges
    Libretto
  • Bob Ringwood
    Designs
  • Neil Austin
    Lighting Design