Feel the Devastation of Heartbreak in Giselle by West Australian Ballet
His Majesty’s Theatre, May 13 – 22
The second production of the 2021 season for West Australian Ballet is the classic ballet Giselle, choreographed by Aurélien Scannella and Sandy Delasalle after Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot.
Giselle is a 180-year-old tale of impossible love, vengeful ghosts and ultimate forgiveness. With coveted virtuoso roles and an iconic ‘white ballet act’, this Romantic-era, classical ballet stands the test of time ⏤ maybe because first love and heartbreak resonates with us all.
Peasant girl Giselle, beautiful and innocent, falls for Albrecht, a prince in disguise. Discovering he is engaged to another, her grief and shock at his deception sends her mad. Dying of a broken heart, her spirit joins the ‘Wilis’ – ghosts of women betrayed.
The revengeful Wilis cruelly force men to dance to their death. Setting their eyes on Albrecht, Giselle must summon all within to save him from this terrible fate.
With stunning classical costumes, West Australian Symphony Orchestra will evoke your emotions as they masterfully present Adolphe Adam’s score.
“This act sees some of the most beautiful and precise dancing from the company including some highly technical work from Jesse Homes as Hilarion and Oscar Valdes as Albrecht. Chihiro Nomura makes dancing Giselle look effortless and Myrtha Queen of the Wilis danced by Polly Hilton performed some amazing pointe work.” ⏤ Have a Go News on Giselle 2019
Choreographers: Aurélien Scannella & Sandy Delasalle after Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot
Set & Costume Designer: Peter Cazalet
Lighting Designer: Jon Buswell
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Conductor: Jessica Gethin
Artistic Director: Aurélien Scannella
GISELLE by West Australian Ballet
May 13 – 22
His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth