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Mariinksy Ballet: Raymonda at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Mariinksy Ballet's Raymonda - Corps de Ballet - Photo by Valentin Baranovsky

Mariinksy Ballet’s Raymonda – Corps de Ballet – Photo by Valentin Baranovsky

Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world’s most influential and historically rich
dance companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24 – 27, 2015 opening the Center’s 30th Season with Raymonda. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company’s eighth visit to the Center and the first time this masterpiece from the Golden Age of Russian classical ballet will be performed in Southern California.

Mariinksy Ballet's Raymonda - Viktoria Tereshkina as Raymonda - Photo by Natalia Razina

Mariinksy Ballet’s Raymonda – Viktoria Tereshkina as Raymonda – Photo by Natalia Razina

Raymonda has been called the “last grand ballet” of the 19th century. The choreography – filled with dazzling solos, spellbinding duets and intricate ensembles – is by Marius Petipa to Alexander Glazunov’s atmospheric and dramatic score. The Mariinsky production includes revisions by Konstantin Sergeyev with choreographic fragments by Fyodor Lopukhov. Raymonda is known primarily through its Grand Pas Classique Hongrois from the third act, which is often performed independently. The ballet is set in medieval Hungary and tells the story of a beautiful young noblewoman who is conflicted by her love for her betrothed, the crusader knight Jean de Brienne, and a handsome Saracen warrior.

Mariinksy Ballet's Raymonda - Anastasia Petushkova and Karen Ioannisyan -  Photo by Valentin Baranovsky

Mariinksy Ballet’s Raymonda – Anastasia Petushkova and Karen Ioannisyan – Photo by Valentin Baranovsky

Tickets to see the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra start at $29 and go on sale Sunday, August 9 at 10 a.m. PT. They will be available online at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket discounts, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

Dates:
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1 & 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Free Preview Talks will be conducted by Mariinksy’s Yury Fateev one hour prior to each performance.

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