Royal Ballet: Giselle

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Palace Opera & Ballet

Royal Ballet: Giselle

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 08 May 2016

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. The title role, danced here by Marianela Nuñez, offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death. In this staging: the first act is dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second ‘White Act’ with a spectral, moonlit beauty. Simply stunning on the big screen.

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov
Music: Adolophe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz
Choreography: Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot
Designs: John McFarlane

Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 6 April 2016 and screened at Riverside.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Palace Films

Download a PDF version of the Royal Ballet: Giselle cast sheet here: Royal Ballet: Giselle Cast Sheet

Download a Word version of the Royal Ballet: Giselle cast sheet here: Royal Ballet: Giselle Cast Sheet

Dates & Times:
Sunday 8 May 1pm

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Approximately 2 hours 39 minutes (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

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