At Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk ) scene in "Le Corsaire " was first staged December 19, 1926 ( choreographer - M.F.Moiseev , conductor and director - N.B.Grubin , art director - A.V.Dubrovin ) .
The emergence of ballet , well accepted by the audience , speaks volumes and , above all, the increased capabilities of the Sverdlovsk Ballet , his indisputable recognition of the audience, and, consequently, the right to establish an independent and much more varied repertoire. Critics , meanwhile, noted choreographer M.F.Moiseeva ability to interesting staging decisions " even the most modest financial and technical capabilities ."
But soon, "Le Corsaire" has disappeared from the repertoire and only eighteen years later he returned to the stage of the theater in the wording choreographer V.A.Kononovicha (conductor - A.G.Fridlender , art director - B.A.Matrunin ) . And it never disappeared from the repertoire for a long time . Since then, this past performance is not passed, perhaps no outstanding dancer or ballerina Yekaterinburg . Viewers also consistently attracted loving spirit Byronic poem , which served as the prototype of the ballet , strong human passions , pirates, furrowing the Mediterranean, abducted girls , Turkish pasha and beautiful oriental woman .
Each era , each generation brings its understanding of classical dance, their shades and nuances in the interpretation of the story about the collision of love and deceit . In 1956, the ballet "Le Corsaire" put N.G.Grishina young choreographer in his own theatrical edition , considerably more advantageous than the former , rather archaic (conductor - E.I.Krasovitsky , art director - V.A.Lyudmilin ) . About soloists, the participants of the former production remained such comments : " Claudia was very dynamic Chermensky Medora , she flashed a good dance technique. Very showy appearance, but a little chilly Medora created Sophia Taranovskaya . Plastic and clean in drawing, but not enough energetic dance demonstrated Czeslaw Zhebrauskas ( Conrad) . Stronger and more courageous in Conrad turned Veneers Kruglov "( S.Ebergardt . From the book " Our opera ").
It is worth to say about the production choreographer G.G.Malhasyantsa 1971 ( scenario G.G.Malhasyantsa in the musical version E.B.Manaeva inclusion L.Deliba divertissement , conductor and director - E.B.Manaev , the art director - I.V.Bazhenov ) . It was the author's statement , in which the plot and characters , and, accordingly , the choreography were largely redefined in the new trends for the time development of the art of ballet .
Choreographic version of the ballet "Le Corsaire" by Marius Petipa in the scenic Konstantin Sergeyev was moved to the scene of the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet choreographer Boris Blankov in 1994 (conductor - V.E.Lyagas , art director - I.V.Tibilova ) . Konstantin Sergeyev implemented this formulation in 1973 at the Leningrad Theater. Kirov ( now Mariinsky ) , and in 1992 he resumed it at the Bolshoi Theater .
The producers were able to create a scenically bright and original play, what they contributed to leading dancers : Honored Artist of Russia Natalia Gordienko ( Medora ) , Vera Abasheva ( Medora ) and Tatiana Gichin ( Gulnara ) , People's Artist of Russia Lily Vorobyov ( Gulnara ) , Honored Artists of Russia Vladimir Polovinkin ( Conrad , Rab ), Yuri Vedeneev ( Conrad , Rab ) and Nikolai Ostapenko ( Seid Pasha ), Anatoly Gordienko ( Lankedem ) . Good experience in the party Conrad , according to critics , producing young dancer Alex Nasadovich " physically strong, ductile and music ."
26 , 27 and 28 April 2007, at the Yekaterinburg scene "Le Corsaire" appeared in the choreographic version by Jean- Guillaume Bara - choreographer of the Paris Opera . Musical Director Michael Güttler made ??. In the premiere performances of the party Conrad made ??the Paris Opera Ballet soloist Stefan Byulon . The peculiarity of this " Corsair" is that in one performance together two different dance schools - Russian and French . Jean- Guillaume Bart tried to keep close to the original performance, because they are , according to him , it is quite logical and musical. Staging only aspired to in this choreography , which is very academic , all the movements would be meaningful and would dance filled with content .
The first thing that impresses in the new play - a deep knowledge of the history of the issue , which choreographer demonstrated in his very valuable research texts published in the booklet for the play , as well as - in the implementation of their lyrics on stage dancing . Second - possession actor and dance techniques of these different styles and eras , which tried to convey Yekaterinburg dancers Jean- Guillaume .
The new production of the ballet - Continuing the tradition of the Yekaterinburg Theater , and historical and musical .