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Rob Maynard
MusicWeb International, December 2014

Advertised as “Le Corsaire for the modern age”, this production eschews the pseudo-orientalism of more traditional rivals in favour of a clever, relatively abstract design. The simple sets make surprisingly effective backdrops for the Toulouse company’s highly accomplished dancing to a score that’s been creatively modified from time to time. The Blu-ray picture is fabulous. © 2014 MusicWeb International

Rob Maynard
MusicWeb International, April 2014

This is…a most interesting and a hugely enjoyable disc…the considerable artistic achievement recorded on this new disc and its superb technical standards easily win it a place too. Indeed, for anyone whose main priority is to have a “Le Corsaire for the modern age”—and anyone wanting to watch expertly and beautifully filmed performances by a very accomplished company of dancers—this innovative account from Toulouse could hardly be bettered. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Lawrence D. Devoe, MD, March 2014

A ballet in the grand style and with excellent production values, this revised version of Le Corsaire offers superb dancing and musical direction.

This is a Blu-ray that will make ballet lovers stand up and cheer…the level of dance, the inventiveness of the choreography, the beauty of the costumes, and page after page of glorious music thoroughly invested by Maestro Coleman, make this a two-hour journey of continuous pleasure and delight. Highly recommended. © 2014 Read complete review

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