Le Corsaire: Reviews

English National Ballet’s sumptuous new production of Le Corsaire premiered at Milton Keynes Theatre on 17 Oct 2013. Here is a sample of what the critics had to say:

“…a roaring success…ENB’s artists roar through the dances…with no sense of being tourists. They know who they are, and where they are.” ***** Clement Crisp, Financial Times [Read Review]

“The spectacle – as realised by the superb designs of Bob Ringwood – is stunning” **** Laura Thompson, Daily Telegraph [Read Review]

Le Corsaire is all about dancing fireworks…the company as a whole was in a mood to party.” **** Debra Craine, The Times [Read Review]

“fabulously entertaining and colourful show throughout…if you’ve never been to a ballet, trust me, this is the place to start.” **** Luke Jennings, The Observer [Read Review]

“ENB’s Corsaire delivers both exotic designs and rigorous dancing, then adds a radiant performance by ballerina Alina Cojocaru.” **** Zoe Anderson, The Independent [Read Review]

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  • Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Erina Takahashi as Gulnare in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Michael Coleman as Pasha and Juan Rodriques as Pasha's Assistant in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Dancers of English National Ballet in Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Junor Souza as Ali in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Alina Cojocaru as Medora and Michael Coleman as Pasha in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Alina Cojocaru as Medora and Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Alina Cojocaru as Medora and Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Alina Cojocaru as Medora and Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Alina Cojocaru as Medora and Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Vadim Muntagirov as Conrad and Yonah Acosta as Birbanto in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Laurretta Summerscales as Medora and Arionel Vargas as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Ken Saruhashi as Lankendem in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Michael Coleman as Pasha and Shevelle Dynott as Pasha's Assistant in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Michael Coleman as Pasha in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Laurretta Summerscales as Medora in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Arionel Vargas as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Laurretta Summerscales as Medora, Michael Coleman as Pasha and Shevelle Dynott as Pasha's Assistant in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Laurretta Summerscales as Medora and Arionel Vargas as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Arionel Vargas as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Laurretta Summerscales as Medora and Arionel Vargas as Conrad in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Jenna Lee, Jia Zhang and Marize Fumero as Odalisques in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH

  • Ken Saruhashi as Lankendem in English National Ballet's production of Le Corsaire. © Photography by ASH