Ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam
With music by: Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Pyotr Oldenburgsky
Libretto: Eldar Aliev based on motifs from the libretto by Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier
Choreography: Eldar Aliev (with fragments from the choreography by Marius Petipa)
Participants: soloists, ensemble and orchestra of the Sofia Opera and Ballet
Artistic Director of the ballet – Sara-Nora Krysteva
Conductors – Boris Spasov, Zhorzh Dimitrov
Set Design – Semyon Pastukh
Costume Design – Galina Solovyova
Lighting Design – Eldar Aliev
Assistant Choreographer – Boris Ladičorbić
Stage Director – Riolina Topalova
Répétiteurs – Masha Ilieva, Yasen Valchanov, Milena Simeonova, Ivanka Kasabova, Dilyana Nikiforova
Participants are also students from the National School of Dance Art with répétiteur Darina Bedeva.
“Le corsaire” was created in 1856, based on Lord Byron’s poem of the same name, which has already many times served as basis for operas and ballets. Since the time of the first production in Paris, the ballet “Le corsairе” was expanded with music by other composers, the choreography was altered and modified, but the absorbing plot about the adventures and the love of the noble pirate remains the same up to now. The music of the ballet “Le corsaire” attracts with its liveliness and ease, real French exquisiteness and high taste.
This project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.