In Conversation about Giselle

Overview

Drawing on supernatural themes of the Romantic era and Eastern folklore, Giselle is often described as beautiful as it is tragic.

A masterwork in the classical ballet canon Giselle has it all – a quaint village, a romantic forest, ethereal figures from the underworld, ill-fated love across classes and mistaken identity. Unlike Don Quixote, since it was first created, Giselle has principally been told as a ballet.

Join La Scala Ballet Company Director Maestro Frederic Olivieri and former General Manager of The Australian Ballet and QPAC Guest Curator Ian McRae AM in conversation with Professor Susan Street AO on the allure of Giselle and why ballet lends itself as a form to tales of love, betrayal, death and the spirit world.

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