Saturday April 15, 2023
Playhouse – QPAC
South Brisbane, Queensland
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Buy your own tickets to the ballet, then you can stay and join in the Q& A sessions, post show.
The Q&A session will be Auslan interpreted.
Experience love, envy, betrayal, and tragic redemption in the celebrated romantic ballet, Giselle. First performed in Paris, France in 1841, this Romantic-era masterpiece is set in an ethereal realm where vengeful spirits dance in the darkness, and love triangles can be deadly.
Young Giselle is a peasant girl in love with Duke Albrecht, who courts her in disguise as a peasant boy. Gamekeeper Hilarion is in love with Giselle and filled with jealousy. When he finds out the Duke is engaged to another, he reveals Albrecht’s deception to Giselle. Devastated, she dies of a broken heart.
Deep in the moonlit forest, Giselle emerges in the twilight world of the Wilis who rise from dusk ’til dawn seeking vengeance among men. Giselle is faced with an impossible decision: will she follow the dark path of revenge or save her true love from certain death?
Performed over two acts, Giselle features a mythical and other-worldly ‘White Act’ – a classic component of the Romantic ballet era.
With exquisite choreography, luminous costumes, and an enchanting score, Giselle has held audiences spellbound since its Parisian première more than 150 years ago.
Upcoming Auslan Interpreted Q and A: click here to see what is still to come!