Wed 21 Jun
Sat 24 Jun 2017
English National Ballet - winner of Outstanding Company at the National Dance Awards 2016 and the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding achievement in dance - performs in Northern Ireland for the first time.
Moving from idyllic village life to a moonlit world full of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s classic production of Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and, accompanied by Adolphe Adam’s famous score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, all played out in the sumptuous surrounds of the Grand Opera House.
Giselle is a haunting tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of love. A young peasant girl falls in love with a handsome Duke, Albrecht, who hides his nobility and his engagement to another. When this deception is revealed, Giselle is driven to madness and dies of a broken heart - only to be greeted by the vengeful spirits of abandoned brides who are ready to welcome Giselle into their fold, and force men to dance to their death. Will Giselle’s love protect the Albrecht from his fate?
Following a hugely successful run at the London Coliseum, don’t miss your chance to see this highlight of the summer season - touring exclusively to Belfast.
A number of education and outreach events are available during the week of Giselle.