Bolshoi Ballet Live in HD - Raymonda by Glazunov
Ballet in three acts. Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich after scenario by Lidia Pashkova, based on medieval knights' legends.
To a lush exotic score by Alexander Glazunov , Raymonda tells the tale of a French noblewoman betrothed to a Crusader Knight , and her attempted abduction by a spurned Saracen rival for her affections.
Raymonda has said farewell to her betrothed Knight as he leaves on the crusades. Subsequently a saracen knight appears at a royal event and makes a terrifying declaration of love to her. Rejected, he attempts to abduct her , but is foiled by the return of her betrothed, who defeats his rival in single combat. The Ballet ends with the famous celebratory Hungarian dance in honour of the Hungarian King.
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Choreography: Maestro Yuri Grigorovich
Music Director: Pavel Sorokin
Set Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Lighting Designer: Mikhail Sokolov
Assistant Choreographer: Natalia Bessmertnova
Tickets £15 full, £12.50 concession and £7.50 QFT Film Card Holders. A Family ticket is available for £40 (2 adults and 2 children) or £35 (1 adult and 3 children). Book online at the link below.