Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda LIVE
Description: Act I: Raymonda, who is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, is celebrating her birthday. Jean, who is expected to arrive the next day, has send some presents in advance. One of these presents is an embroidered portrait of himself. First, however, Abderahman arrives and tries to court Raymonda. Raymonda then dreams that Jean comes down from his portrait to dance with her, however, when she wakes up she finds that Abderahman is there again to "renew his amorous proposals." Act II: The festivities continue, and Abderahman asks Raymonda to dance. Then, he and his accomplices attempt to abduct her. However, at that moment Jean arrives with his brother, the King of Hungary. There is a duel and Abderahman is killed. Act III: There is a feast at the castle to celebrate the marriage of the two lovers, and much dancing.
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