The British Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring back the tradition to organise an exceptional night at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
BCCL members are invited to see the premiere LE CORSAIRE, ballet in 3 acts by Adolphe Adam.
A ballet in 3 acts. Libretto by Jean François Vazelle and Manuel Legris (France)
Choreographer Manuel Legris (France)
Music Director and Conductor Valerij Ovsianikov (Russia)
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas (Lithuania)
Set and Costume Designer Luisa Spinatelli (Italy)
Light Designer Marion Hewlett (UK)
As usual, there will be a pre-performance cocktail reception held in the VIP Lounge (1st balcony on the left) starting from 5:45 pm
The number of pre-booked tickets is limited. Up to 6 tickets for BCCL Sponsor Members, up to 4 tickets for Corporate/Small company members, 2 tickets for Social members. The different price packages are available. For more information and to make reservations, please contact Sandra Kundrote via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13th.
“Fearless corsairs (or pirates of the Mediterranean), Turkish pashas, beautiful slaves, noisy Eastern markets, magnificent palaces, ships breaking in the middle of storms, abductions, chase, deception, betrayal and, of course, love – these elements fit into the storyline of “Le Corsaire”. Poem of the same name written by the great romantic poet Lord George Byron (published in 1814) inspired many composers. Giuseppe Verdi was one of them: he wrote his opera “Il Corsaro in 1848. Adolphe Adam’s work is also not the only ballet based on this subject.
French composer Adam was the originator of the romantic ballet music in the 19th century (his best-known ballet is probably “Giselle”). The premiere of Le corsaire was presented in 1856 in Paris, and composer’s score was universally acclaimed. Unfortunately, it was his final work – after a few months, Adam died of a heart attack.
In Vilnius, “Le Corsaire” was presented by ballet master Bronius Kelbauskas in 1964. After 54 years, this ballet is brought to life once again by French choreographer Manuel Legris.”
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