The Corsair

Adolphe Charles Adam

A classic work of the ballet history – The Corsair by French composer Adolphe Charles Adam - will come to life at the Grand Theatre. 

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 16 November 2019
  • duration 135 min
  • Age Category For everyone
  • Libretto:
    Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges,
    Joseph Mazilier
    Úprava libreta a režie:
    Jiří Pokorný
    Jiří Pokorný,
    Marius Petipa
    Adolphe Charles Adam,
    Riccardo Drigo,
    Cesare Pugni,
    Leo Delibes,
    Peter of Oldenburg
    Stage Design:
    Alice Stuchlová
    Anna Srncová
    Light Design:
    Tomáš Ondřej Pilař,
    Jakub Sloup
    Assistant Choreographer:
    Zuzana Hradilová,
    Martin Šinták
    Assistant director:
    Miroslav Hradil
    Stage manager:
    Petr Šmaus

The romantic story based on Lord Gordon Byron's poetic tale is the composer’s last ballet-pantomime opus, which premiered in Paris in 1856. But it entered the repertory of great ballet stages - and is still part of it - thanks to the choreographic production of Marius Petipa from 1899. The ballet work is full of dance numbers and variations that check the classical training of dancers. It is an opportunity for the ballet company to demonstrate the permanent embedding of dance foundation within the repertory range.

Premiere on 16 November 2019 at the Grand Theatre.