Giselle | The Australian Ballet | 2 to 6 July 2015

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Giselle

Presented by The Australian Ballet

Love, tragedy and unearthly glamour – love conquers death in the ultimate Romantic ballet.

Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart. A village girl falls in love with a man who is not all he seems. When she finds out his deception, she dies of a broken heart. Transformed into a spirit, she battles to save her lover in a wood haunted by the ghosts of jilted women.

For the ballerina, it offers a career-making opportunity to show off not just technique but emotional range, as she moves from an innocent girl to a tender, womanly spirit. Maina Gielgud’s acclaimed production, with Peter Farmer’s atmospheric designs, perfectly captures the ballet’s dramatic blend of real-life passions and otherworldly apparitions.

Yearning, madness, supernatural forces and transcendent, redemptive love: Giselle is the Romantic era crystallised in one perfect work of art.

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Pre-Performance Music Talk – Free
Monday, 6 July 2015, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Don’t miss an intimate talk with Music Director Nicolette Fraillon as she shares her insights into the breathtaking Giselle music.

Q&A – Free
Monday, 6 July 2015, Post Performance
Stay behind after the Giselle performance for a special Q&A with Artistic Director David McAllister and our panel of artistic staff and dancers.

Duration 2 hours & 30 minutes  | Tickets from $39


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website here.

What: Giselle by The Australian Ballet

When: Thursday 2 July to Monday 6 July 2015

Where: Festival Theatre | Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide

Who: Ballet Fans

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