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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet coming to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24-27

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Mariinksy Ballet's Raymonda - Oxana Skorik as Raymonda - 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 RaymondaRaymonda has been called the “last grand ballet” of the 19th century. The choreography – filled with solos, duets and intricate ensembles – is by Marius Petipa to Alexander Glazunov’s atmospheric and dramatic score. 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. 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Mariinksy Ballet's Raymonda - Viktoria Tereshkina as Raymonda - Photo by Natalia Razina
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 on the West Coast. Tickets to the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performing Raymonda at Segerstrom Center start at $29 and are available now at, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. 


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