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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane
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Dates From 30 May to 5 Jun 2013

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This event is sold out. However there are still limited tickets available for The Bright Stream

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, this three-act ballet was first performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. With a revival of the original Petipa ballet in 2007 by Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky, this modern adaptation is a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era.

This extraordinary work, which the Bolshoi regards as one of the signature pieces of its exceptional repertoire, has never before been seen in Australia, another coup for Brisbane.

“The Bolshoi’s magnificent reconstruction of Le Corsaire by Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky proved how exciting, compelling and artistically rewarding classical ballet can be! The dancing was divine.” - Network Dance USA

Performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Official VIP and Accommodation Packages at www.showbiz.com.au/bolshoi-ballet

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QPAC AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND PRESENT
BOLSHOI BALLET
30 May – 9 June Lyric Theatre, QPAC

In 2013, QPAC will present two outstanding seasons from one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet as part of QPAC’s International Series.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, this three-act ballet was fi rst performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. It’s a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era. It is also one of the most spectacular (and expensive!) ever mounted by the Bolshoi and its many famous set pieces provide the perfect showcase for the company’s stars, the soloists and its magnificent corps de ballet.

Curriculum Connections
• Classical ballet
• Internationalism
• Canon text
• Literature and poetry
• Virtuoso performance

Suitability
Middle and Senior school students with an interest in Performing Arts (Dance/Music/Drama) and English

QPAC will enrich the Bolshoi Season with learning and engagement activities including conversations, participatory workshops and resources. A full program will be available by end January 2013.

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Your theatre experience begins long before curtain up with our premium Bolshoi Package.

After selecting your seats, simply select your chosen package.

Admission & Drink/Programme Package
From $104, available in all reserves on all performances

Your package includes:

  • Admission
  • Louis Roederer Champagne from the Bolshoi Champagne Bar
  • Bolshoi Programme

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11:06 AM - 8/06/2013
By julie andrew
Breathtakingly beautiful. Hoping Qpac can secure further productions as good as this one.
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8:02 AM - 7/06/2013
By Eva
Quite simply outstanding - seen Le Corsaire twice - wish I could see The Bolshoi in Spartacus, Swan Lake , Romeo & Juliet , Sleeping Beauty , Ivan The Terrible etc etc.....they will simply have to come back ! What a coup Brisbane - would have liked to see the company in a class - no matter what the cost - pity no Bolshoi Ballet merchandise was for sale - lifetime dream to see this company so thankyou !
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7:31 PM - 6/06/2013
By Kerry & Bridget Clark
The Bolshoi Ballet's Le Corsaire was a beautiful performance and of absolute perfection. The calibre of the production was world class, a true theatre experience.
Wonderful theatrical experience.
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6:22 PM - 6/06/2013
By David Horrocks
Travelled from the Blue Mountains to see the performance and so glad that we did. Peerless experience. Would recommend the performance to theatre goers, ballet buffs or otherwise. Big win for Qpac to score over other venues.
Enchanting Ballet
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5:39 PM - 6/06/2013
By Linda
Wonderful performance. I bought tickets as a birthday gift for my daughter and also my granddaughter who had not attended a ballet performance previously. It was a great introduction to this type of entertainment and we all enjoyed it immensely. If you have never seen a ballet, there's no better than the Bolshoi!
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8:07 AM - 6/06/2013
By Yvonne Cooper
I saw the last performance of Le Corsaire yesterday and the live simulcast on Tuesday night. It was amazing. I loved the costumes and the sets. The simulcast audience was so entranced that we actually clapped throughout the performance. The dancers were so talented. I enjoyed it just as much as the last time I saw them 20 or so years ago. The Queensland Symphony orchestra also performed wonderfully and added so much to the performance. The harp was delightful. I was disappointed that there was no information as to who was dancing which role. It seemed to me that Medora was danced by 2 different dancers on Tuesday night and Wednesday. I could watch it again today. It was wonderful. I hope QPAC continues to offer live simulcasts of Ballet and Opera and music.
MAJESTIC BOLSHOI
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5:45 PM - 1/06/2013
By The Universic Times
What a coup for Queensland Cultural Scene. QPAC & Producers Leo Schofield & Ian McRae are to be congratulated. Opening Gala Performance of Le Corsaire was grande and showcased excellence, majesty and forte in ballet as only the Russians could do. The dancers, stage sets, costumes and brilliant music from the QSO was memorable indeed. Principal dancer Maria Alexandriva's elegance, skill and presence were par excellence. Talk about en pointe!
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12:43 PM - 1/06/2013
By Rod Lumer
I was delighted at the opening night. Firstly the sets which were magnificent — who could forget the final shipwreck? The dancing was superb and the orchestra in fine form. I have only two criticisms, however. The flow of the ballet was broken by the too frequent and often unnecessary breaks for the soloist or group of dancers stopping at the end of their set to take a bow — it gave the impression of "Look at me, arem't I lovely" and what in Australia might be called "milking" the audience. My other criticism was the final curtain. Why, in heaven's name, did you not draw the curtain and give the audience the chance to give a standing ovation to the whole cast? There were so few taking the applause when all deserved acclamation.


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