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.
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
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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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