Raymonda Divertimento (2013)

José Carlos Martínez (sobre la original de Marius Petipa y la versión de Rudolf Nureyev)

The ballet Raymonda - one of Marius Petipa's last great works - unfolds its three acts in a conventional Middle Ages, with heroes going on crusades. In battle, the knight Jean de Brienne must save his fiancée Raymonda from the clutches of the Saracens. The last scene will finally bring them together. This classic Hungarian step is an extract from the great final entertainment: the marriage of Raymonda and Jean de Brienne, celebrated in the presence of the King of Hungary. In the same way that the music takes its exotic tones from Magyar themes, the classical steps are also adorned with Hungarian flavors. If the legs dance in a pure classical style, the bust and arms adopt a character dance gesture.

"Dedicated to Maya Plisetskaya." José Carlos Martínez

Our thanks to the Municipal Board of Performing Arts and the Image of the Honoured Zaragoza City Council for the transfer of Raymonda's wardrobe.

  • World premiere by: the Ballet Imperial at Mariinski Theater, San Petersburg (Russia), January 19th 1898
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro Guerra, Lorca (Spain), October 18th 2013


  • Choreography:
    José Carlos Martínez (on the original by Marius Petipa and the version by Rudolf Nureyev)
  • Music:
    Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)
  • Costume Design:
    Jordi Roig and Carmen Granell
  • Running time:
    28 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Seh Yun Kim, Esteban Berlanga, Noëllie Conjeaud, Natalia Muñoz, María Andrés, Aída Badía, Lucie Barthélémy, Eugenia Brezzi, Rebeca Connor, Clara Maroto, Yae Gee Park, Nandita Shankardass, Aitor Arrieta, Jacopo Giarda, Erez Ilan, Álvaro Madrigal, Toby William Mallit, Iván Sánchez, Roberto Sánchez, Rodrigo Sanz