It is France in the middle ages. Young countess Raymonda awaits her lover Jean de Brienne as he joins the Crusade and captures the attention of Saracen knight Abderkrakham. Captivated by her beauty, Abderakhman declares his love for her. As Raymonda’s inner turmoil grows, who will she give her heart to?
The immersive story unrolls under four ballet scenes, now to be relived once again the New National Theatre. Featuring the glorious music score by Alexander Glazunov and masterpiece choreography by Marius Petipa, the acts submerge the audience into silent awe. Alongside the sublime compositions, intricate dance, vibrant choice of colors, the production is dramatic, sensuous and grand.