Adam - Le Corsaire (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7153D

Adam - Le Corsaire (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7153D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 30th March 2015

Contents

Artists

Alina Cojocaru
Vadim Muntagirov
Erina Takahashi
Dimitri Gruzdyev
Junor Souza
Yonah Acosta
Michael Coleman
Juan Rodriguez
Nancy Osbaldeston
Orchestra of English National Ballet

Conductor

Gavin Sutherland

Works

Adam, Adolphe

Le Corsaire

Artists

Alina Cojocaru
Vadim Muntagirov
Erina Takahashi
Dimitri Gruzdyev
Junor Souza
Yonah Acosta
Michael Coleman
Juan Rodriguez
Nancy Osbaldeston
Orchestra of English National Ballet

Conductor

Gavin Sutherland

About

Set in the exotic surroundings of the Ottoman Empire and with a narrative encompassing abduction, murder and shipwreck, Le Corsaire is a swashbuckling pirate drama that delights for its spectacular nature and which includes some of the most bravura male dancing in the ballet repertoire.

The work’s evolution has been a complex one, its libretto and choreography subject to numerous revisions since its first appearance in Paris in 1856, and in this English National Ballet production – the first British staging of the work – former-ballerina-turned-choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes adapts the 1974 Petipa-Sergeyev Kirov version to create ‘brisk, stylish entertainment’ (Guardian) that is visually enhanced by Hollywood designer Bob Ringwood’s ‘superb’ (Daily Telegraph) Orientalist sets and costumes.

First-rate dancing by the company and its soloists – including Alina Cojocaru’s ‘radiant performance’ as Medora (Independent), Yonah Acosta’s ‘vividly drawn and villainous’ Birbanto (Financial Times) and Vadim Muntagirov’s ‘compelling’ (Daily Telegraph) portrayal of Conrad – underscores the ‘roaring, madcap success’ (Financial Times) of this production.

Cast:
- Medora: Alina Cojocaru
- Conrad: Vadim Muntagirov
- Gulnare: Erina Takahashi
- Lankendem: Dimitri Gruzdyev
- Ali: Junor Souza
- Birbanto: Yonah Acosta
- Pasha: Michael Coleman
- Pasha Assistant: Juan Rodriguez
- Lead Villager: Nancy Osbaldeston

Recorded live at English National Ballet, August 2014.

"Cojocaru dances her centrepiece romantic duet with a piercing, joyous intensity..." - The Guardian

"Vadim Muntagirov plays her seafaring hero Conrad and his steps are technically pristine…" - The Evening Standard

Running time: 100 minutes
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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