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This is the genius Marius Petipa's rebirth in the twilight of his life. The Master created Raymonda at the age of 80 as a quintessence of his rich life. The plot is about a knight who leaves for a crusade, and his bride. Dances by Raymonda and her friends appear as an accolade to woman's beauty and the multicoloured gamut of her feelings, while the entrance of sheikh Abdu-Rakhman and his suite brings an Oriental inebriation and passion to the ballet, stirring for a moment the admirable harmony of Raymonda's world. LNO production transports the viewers into wondrous atmosphere of Middle Ages. Music Director and Conductor: Jānis Liepiņš Conductor: Farhads Stade Choreography and Staging by: Aivars Leimanis Set and Costume Designer: Ināra Gauja