Le Corsaire

Le Corsaire

With a  typical romantic plot, the most exciting one in the entire classical ballet literature, Le Corsaire abounds with fragments that are often performed independently. Famous  Le Corsaire pas de deux is certainly one among few most performed fragments in the world of classical ballet. Staging the entire Le Corsaire with so many big and demanding roles is the endeavor that no Croatian ballet company ever before has done.

Le Corsaire is a playful and lavish romantic ballet tale, filled with action and romantic, of fearless pirats, beautiful female slaves taking place in magnificent Ottoman palaces, lively Oriental bazaars, tropical islands. Fatal ship sinking storms, revenges, escapes, betrayal and love that triumphs at the end – all these are the elements of a rich plot. Loosely based on the 1814 poem The Corsair by Lord Byron, this classic ballet narrates the story of the passionate pirate Conrad who falls in love with the beautiful Medora. When Conrad and his pirates abduct Medora from a slave market to their secret grotto, the adventure is just about to begin... to be concluded by a victory of the sole invincible force that is Love.

Conductor

Hari Zlodre

Choreograher

Aivars Leimanis

Costume Designer

Luca Dall' Alpi

Set Designer

Juan Guillermo Nova

Assistant Choreographers

Elza Leimane, Aysha Sila

Ballet Masters

Albina Rahmatullina, Elena Nikolaeva, Vladimir Šuvalov

Production Assistant

Gorenka Žižić Jagar

Stage Manager

Irina Nikolenko

Cast for November 20, 21 and 24 performances

Medora

Irina Čaban Bilandžić

Conrad

Denis Vieira

Gulnare

Eva Karpilovska

Birbanto

Remus Dimache

Slave

Aaron Kok

Lankedem, slave merchant

Ivan Boiko

Isaac, merchant

Igor Gluškov

Seid Pasha

Nikša De Marchi

Rose seller

Francesco Pio De Benedictes /  Branko Sarić

Odalisques

Hazuki Tanase, Jacyln Aan Higgins, Nozomi Miura (Eva Karpilovska / Ajla Kadrić)

Dance

Matea Milas, Ingeborg Hendrikx (Bojana Lipovšćak)

Carpet seller

Lev Šapošnikov

Sword seller

Dmitrij Rodikov

Fruit seller

Mario Buličić

Prodavač vode

Daniel Jagar

Eunuchs

Mario Buličić, Lev Šapošnikov, Daniel Jagar

Girls with roses

Ingeborg Hendrikx, Ajla Kadrić, Anastasiia Boiko, Monica Dinoni / Matea Milas

Pirates

Romulus Dimache / Remus Dimache, Askhatbek Yusupzhanov, Eugen Dobrescu, Uroš Škaper, Silviu Tanase, Daniel Hoek, Francesco Pio De Benedictis, Branko Sarić

Female slaves (Act 1)

Sanja Bikić, Korana Bilan, Nikol Marčić, Matea Milas, Maja Lončar, Bojana Lipovšćak, Anastasia Šapošnikov* Svjetlana Dimache, Paulina Žanetić*, Hyejin Kim (Ajla Kadrić, Sanja Dimache, Ingeborg Hendrikx, Monica Dinoni, Anastasiia Boiko)

Pasha's wives (Act 2)

Jolanda Ercegović, Snježana Radica, Liza Pirović*, Mia Brkljačić*, Marina Skejić*/ Nika Sladojević*, Kristina Burić, Tea Jelić

Women in harem

Sanja Bikić, Monica Dinoni, Nikol Marčić, Matea Milas, Anastasiia Boiko, Ingeborg Hendrikx,  Korana Bilan, Sanja Dimache ,  Maja Lončar, Bojana Lipovšćak, Svjetlana Dimache, Tea Jelić Anastasia Šapošnikov*, Paulina Žanetić *, Ajla Kadrić, Hyejin Kim (Marina Skejić*, Nika Sladojević*, Mia Brkljačić*, Stella Marijan*, Kristina Burić)

 

* CNT Split Ballet Studio attendees