Giselle

11 Aug - 9 Sep 2016

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Former RNZB Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel’s classic production of Giselle first toured New Zealand in 2012, to critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. Subsequently performed by the RNZB in China, the USA, the UK and Italy, and turned into a feature film by New Zealand director Toa Fraser, this is a welcome opportunity for New Zealand audiences to again see this hauntingly beautiful ballet.

In a remote village, the beautiful and innocent Giselle is courted and captivated by a mysterious stranger. When he is revealed as Count Albrecht, betrothed to another, Giselle, broken hearted, descends into madness and death.

In the forest, the Wilis, vengeful ghosts of jilted brides, meet to greet their recently arrived sister: Giselle, who rises from her grave to join their ranks. Albrecht arrives to mourn, and the Wilis exact their revenge, compelling him to dance until he dies from exhaustion. Giselle shields him from their fury, until the first light of day brings the promise of forgiveness and redemption.

Romantic, mystical and lyrical, Giselle is a timeless production of one of classical ballet’s great stories.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  Tickets are selling fast as several city centres have SOLD OUT.  Please see below for your respective city centre regarding availability:

Napier:  SOLD OUT
Christchurch:  SOLD OUT
Dunedin:  SOLD OUT
Auckland:  Selling fast!
Rotorua:  SOLD OUT
Palmerston North:  Selling fast!

Dates and times


Wellington, 11 August - 14 August

St James Theatre


Thursday 11th August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Friday 12th August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Saturday 13th August 1:30pm Buy tickets


Saturday 13th August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Sunday 14th August 4:00pm Buy tickets

Napier, 19 August

Napier Municipal Theatre


Friday 19th August 7:30pm Buy tickets

Christchurch, 23 August - 24 August

Isaac Theatre Royal


Tuesday 23rd August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Wednesday 24th August 7:30pm Buy tickets

Dunedin, 28 August

Regent Theatre


Sunday 28th August 7:30pm Buy tickets

Auckland, 31 August - 03 September

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre


Wednesday 31st August 7:30pm Buy tickets


Thursday 1st September 7:30pm Buy tickets


Friday 2nd September 7:30pm Buy tickets


Saturday 3rd September 1:30pm Buy tickets


Saturday 3rd September 7:30pm Buy tickets

Rotorua, 06 September

Civic Theatre


Tuesday 6th September 7:30pm Buy tickets

Palmerston North, 09 September

Regent on Broadway


Friday 9th September 7:30pm Buy tickets


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Credits


Choreography and Production

Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg (choreography after Marius Petipa)

Scenic Design

Howard C Jones

Costume Design

Natalia Stewart

Lighting Design

Kendall Smith

Music

Adolphe Adam

Cast


Wellington

Napier

Christchurch

Dunedin

Auckland

Rotorua

Palmerston North

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