Ballet Manila's Le Corsaire (The Pirate)

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Presented by the Manila Broadcasting Company and Star City, Le Corsaire goes onstage on October 4, 7:30 p.m.; and on October 5 and 6, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde leads Ballet Manila in a production that combines swashbuckling heroes, damsels in distress and buried treasure. Saying goodbye to the role of Medora, she will be dancing in the opening gala on October 4 and on October 6, 3 p.m., with the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of international guest conductor Alexander Vikulov.

Le Corsaire is the story of best friends Medora and Gulnara who are kidnapped by the flesh trader Lankadem. They are rescued by the pirates Conrad, Ali and Birbanto. However, Birbanto later allies himself with Lankadem to outsmart Conrad and take all the treasure for themselves. Medora is tricked into drugging Conrad, and the maidens are in peril again, but Conrad and his faithful servant Ali arrive just in time to save the day.

Aside from Macuja-Elizalde, taking on the lead roles are: Dawna Mangahas, Mylene Aggabao; Rudy De Dios, Harold Salgado, Junmark Sumaylo (Conrad); Gerardo Francisco, Elpidio Magat, Michael Divinagracia (Ali); Joan Emery Sia, Jan Erika Basilio, Tiffany Chiang, Abigail Oliveiro; Alfren Salgado, Romeo Peralta, Glenn Ragel (Lankadem); Francis CascaƱo, Francis Jaena and Arnulfo Andrade (Birbanto).

Le Corsaire is set to the music of Ricardo Drigo, Adolphe Adam, Cesar Pugni, Leo Debiles and Prince Oldenbourg, with choreography by Marius Petipa as restaged by Natalia Raldugina and Osias Barroso.

Tickets for the October 4 and 6 shows, both with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, are available at Ticketworld.

For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Aliw Theater
Star City
Vicente Sotto cor. Magdalena Jalandoni Sts., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday October 4, 2013 7:30 PM
Saturday October 5, 2013
Sunday October 6, 2013


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