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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
The Mariinsky Ballet at the Teatre Liceu
Gran Teatre de Liceu
There is something distinctively festive about ballets – all that plush white tulle against an inky black stage, the porcelain ballerinas floating in mid-air like delicate snowflakes. Restore the rosiness to your cheeks this winter with an opulent ballet by the world-famous Russian Mariinsky School at the stunning Liceu Teatre.Performing between 23rd and 27th November, the ballet Le Corsaire is based on a poem with the same name by Lord Byron and was first performed at the Théâtre Impérial of the Opéra de Paris in 1896. It is a dark, romantic tale of a pirate captain willing to risk the love of his life to save a slave from a Turkish harem, ignoring conventions and questioning strict status quo of the time.
The recent revision of Le Corsaire has injected this classical nineteenth century Ballet with a fresh edge whilst conserving dance traditions and proudly showcasing the immense talent of the Grand Russian Ballet tradition. A magnificent spectacle not to be missed.
Ticket prices vary depending on the location in the theatre: check the website for details
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November 15th, 2011 at 13:44, posted by Destination BCN Apartments – News and Views on Barcelona » The Russian Ballet: When art dances with music