First love, betrayal, heartache and forgiveness… Giselle is a rollercoaster romance and one of the world’s most famous ballets.
This iconic Romantic ballet has stood the test of time, not just because of the otherworldly beauty, with its ethereal ghosts floating through the forest, but because of the universal passion and drama of its storyline.
A young girl falls madly in love with a duke in disguise. When she realises his identity, the shock sends her mad and she dies. Raised from her grave by the vengeful Queen of the Wilis, she must forgive her lover and save him from death.
This gripping story of love, deceit, and forgiveness returns to Melbourne for an exclusive season. Experience the haunting beauty of this classic tale this August.
“ ... uniquely Australian zeal … it has heart, story and an emotional truth.”
– The Herald SunARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET. PHOTOGRAPHY JEFF BUSBY
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Choreography Marius Petipa after Jean Corelli
Production Maina Gielgud
Music Adolphe Adam
Set and costume design Peter Farmer
Original lighting design William Akers
Generously supported by The Maina Gielgud Fund