Music Adolphe Adam
Original choreography Marius Petipa
Revival and new version Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka
With Svetlana Lunkina (Medora), Ruslan Skvortsov (Conrad), Nina Kaptsova (Gulnara)
In Adrianople, on the market place, the beautiful Medora is sold to Pasha by a slave dealer. But a pirate, hidden among the crowd with his companions, decides to ravish her...
Inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, Marius Petipa created and carried out all of the ballet’s revival at the Bolshoi until the beginning of the 20th century. In 2007, Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka presented a new choreographic version which stands out as the most sumptuous of all. Thrilling suspense is at the core of this lavish exotic fable. An amazing production complete with pirates, kidnapping, a ship wreck and a record number of 120 dancers on stage.