Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire the Kennedy Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – Sunday, April 14, 2019 the Kennedy Center.

For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue.

  • Mariinsky Ballet
    Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
    Yuri Fateev, Deputy Director of the Ballet Company
    with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
    Vladislav Karklin, conductor

“Unrivaled… studded with virtuosic displays” The Washington Post

For more than two and a half centuries, Mariinsky Ballet has been a crown jewel of the art form, celebrated for its dancers of unmatched skill and majesty. For its annual engagement, the legendary company presents Marius Petipa’s captivating story of bold pirates, passionate maidens, shocking betrayal, and a dramatic shipwreck rescue. The Mariinsky last performed this grand masterpiece at the Kennedy Center more than a decade ago to sold-out crowds, and they return to the Opera House once again with extraordinary technique. Beloved for its breathtaking choreography, virtuosic dancing, and spectacular scenery and costumes, Le Corsaire is an unmissable, swashbuckling adventure. Petipa revived the ballet for the Mariinsky more than a century ago, and the company continues to perform it with exhilarating freshness and tradition.

Maria Khoreva as Medora in the Mariinsky Ballet’s “Le Corsaire.” (Natasha Razina)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)

Tue., Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva
Conrad: Timur Askerov
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Wed., Apr. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Ekaterina Kondaurova
Conrad: Andrei Yermakov
Gulnara: May Nagahisa
Ali: Philipp Stepin
Lankedem: Victor Caixeta

Thu., Apr. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Yekaterina Chebykina
Conrad: Xander Parish
Gulnara: Maria Shirinkina
Ali: Timur Askerov
Lankedem: Philipp Stepin

Fri., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva
Conrad: Konsantin Zverev
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Sat., Apr. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Medora: Yekaterina Chebykina
Conrad: Xander Parish
Gulnara: Maria Shirinkina
Ali: Timur Askerov
Lankedem: Philipp Stepin

Sat., Apr. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Medora: Ekaterina Kondaurova
Conrad: Andrei Yermakov
Gulnara: May Nagahisa
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Victor Caixeta

Sun., Apr. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Medora: Maria Khoreva
Conrad: Konstantin Zverev
Gulnara: Nadezhda Batoeva
Ali: Kimin Kim
Lankedem: Alexei Timofeyev

Mariinsky Ballet “Le Corsaire”