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Giselle. A. Adami ballett

Fr 21/02/2025 19:00 - Th 03/04/2025 23:59
17.00 - 75.50
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Which goes beyond death, revenge or love?

GISELLE

Libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Théophile Gautier and Jean Coralli after Heinrich Heine

World premiere on June 28, 1841 in Salle Le Peletier, Paris

On April 5, 2024 in the Estonian National Opera

Timely and powerful themes in the world of 1940s

The production is not suitable for children under 14. Strobe lighting and gunshots are used in the production.

Approx. running time 1 h 55 min, one intermission

 

Choreographer and Stage Director: Michael Pink (England)

Based on a production conceived for Northern Ballet Theatre by the production team: Director Christopher Gable and Designer Lez Brotherston

Original Choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Music by Adolphe Adam, arranged by Gavin Sutherland

Music Director and Conductor: Mikk Murdvee

Conductors: Lauri Sirp, Jaan Ots

Designer: Reili Evart

Lighting by Rasmus Rembel

 

Michael Pink has created a touching and contemporary adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s “Giselle” based on Jean Coralli’s and Jules Perrot’s original choreography. Combining classical and contemporary choreography, Michael Pink delves deeper into the human existence and retells one of the most romantic stories in all of ballet repertoire.

Pink transports the famous love story to a more modern time, telling the story of love, betrayal, revenge and forgiveness. “I’ve moved the ballet forward one hundred years to heighten the audience’s emotional connection to the piece; it’s a classical story for a contemporary world. The themes are as timely and powerful as ever”.

Michael Pink’s „Giselle“ resets the story in the ghetto of the 1940s. The shift in setting adds yet another layer of depth. We find ourselves in Europe with World War II boiling around us, and very quickly the themes of betrayal and forgiveness take on a different, darker significance. As in the original story, the theme of forgiveness takes centre stage. Giselle and Albrecht, two youths from different worlds, find love and comfort in each other in the middle of the war. Albrecht betrays Giselle. He is asking for forgiveness not only as a man who has wronged a woman, but also because he is a man who is too weak to resist the crushing forces of society and of class, and in this case, of war. This rendition is tender, powerful, and thought provoking.

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