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Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
by Alexander Glazunov
An NCPA-Pathé Live (Paris) Presentation
Approximate Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions
Raymonda is a grand ballet in two acts based on a medieval chivalrous legend with detective plots including dreams, kidnappings and joyous releases. There’s a complex and varied ballerina role as well as a conflict between the male roles. This ballet is famous for its Grand Pas Classique known as the Grand Pas Classique Hongrois or Raymonda Pas de Dix from the third Act, which is often extracted from the full-length work to be performed independently. The colourful orchestral music never casts a shadow over the glory of Raymonda and it is this ballet that remains in history as perhaps Glazunov’s most famous work.
Music: Alexander Glazunov
Choerography: Yuri Grigorovich (after Marius Petipa)
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich (after Lidia Pashkova)
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet