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Adam: Le Corsaire / David Coleman, Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra

Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1129  
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Hailed by Le Figaro as 'simply magnificent: a miracle in two acts', Kader Belarbi's new production of Le Corsaire is a bold reinvention of a 19th-century classic. Belarbi's fresh scenario and choreography give this colourful yet ultimately tragic story of the corsair (Davit Galstyan) and the beautiful slave-girl who captures his heart (Maria Gutierrez) renewed clarity and simplicity. David Coleman conducts a score based on Adolphe Adam's original work, but enhanced with music by composers from Massenet to Sibelius, as well as new compositions and orchestrations by Coleman himself. The score is the result of close collaboration between
Read more Belarbi and Coleman, and its strong and coherent musical framework brings Belarbi's staging to life. This is a version of Le Corsaire for the modern age, giving the work - in Belarbi's words - 'resonance and meaning today'.

Adolphe Adam LE CORSAIRE
The Slave-girl – Maria Gutierrez
The Corsair – Davit Galstyan
The Sultan – Takafumi Watanabe
The Sultan’s Favourite Concubine – Juliette Thélin
The Corsair’s Companion – Demian Vargas
Two Slaves – Juliana Bastos / Julie Loria
The Wealthy Slave-trader – Henrik Victorin
Two Guards – Cédric Pons / Joël Sitbon

Toulouse Capitol Ballet
Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra
David Coleman, conductor

Kader Belarbi, choreographer

Recorded live at the Théâtre National du Capitole, Toulouse, May 2013

- Cast gallery

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 100 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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