Adam: Le Corsaire (complete ballet recorded May 2013) BLU-RAY

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ADOLPHE ADAM
Adam: Le Corsaire (complete ballet recorded May 2013) BLU-RAY
Ballet du Capitole / Maria Gutierrez, Davit Galstyan, Takafumi Watanabe / David Coleman (cond)

[ Opus Arte Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc ]

Release Date: Monday 1 December 2008

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"for anyone whose main priority is to have a "Le Corsaire for the modern age" - and anyone wanting to watch expertly and beautifully filmed performances by a very accomplished company of dancers - this innovative account from Toulouse could hardly be bettered." (MusicWeb)

Choreography Kader Belargi

Musical Director David Coleman

Hailed by Le Figaro as 'simply magnificent: a miracle in two acts', Kader Belarbi's new production of Le Corsaire is a bold reinvention of a 19th-century classic. Belarbi's fresh scenario and choreography give this colourful yet ultimately tragic story of the corsair (Davit Galstyan) and the beautiful slave-girl who captures his heart (Maria Gutierrez) renewed clarity and simplicity. David Coleman conducts a score based on Adolphe Adam's original work, but enhanced with music by composers from Massenet to Sibelius, as well as new compositions and orchestrations by Coleman himself. The score is the result of close collaboration between Belarbi and Coleman, and its strong and coherent musical framework brings Belarbi's staging to life. This is a version of Le Corsaire for the modern age, giving the work - in Belarbi's words - 'resonance and meaning today'.

Additional music by Arensky, Coleman, Édouard Lalo, Massenet, Sibelius

Extra features: Cast gallery.

Running time: 100 minutes

Subtitles N/A

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

"for anyone whose main priority is to have a "Le Corsaire for the modern age" - and anyone wanting to watch expertly and beautifully filmed performances by a very accomplished company of dancers - this innovative account from Toulouse could hardly be bettered." (MusicWeb)

" A ballet in the grand style and with excellent production values, this revised version of Le Corsaire offers superb dancing and musical direction. This is a Blu-ray that will make ballet lovers stand up and cheer…the level of dance, the inventiveness of the choreography, the beauty of the costumes, and page after page of glorious music thoroughly invested by Maestro Coleman, make this a two-hour journey of continuous pleasure and delight. Highly recommended." (Blu-rayDefinition)

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