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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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


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