Vienna Festival Ballet – Giselle

Events > 2019 > April > Vienna Festival Ballet – Giselle

About this event:

Created by Dean Mortlock

The Brewhouse, Taunton

Giselle, a young peasant girl, is in love with the handsome Duke Albrecht, but when she discovers that he has deceived her, the heartbroken Giselle is driven to madness and death.

By Giselle’s grave in a mist-wreathed forest glade, vengeful spirits of abandoned brides led by Queen Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, force men to dance to their death. Giselle, cannot bear to see her true love, Albrecht, consigned to such a fate and returns as a ghost to save him.

Giselle is the ultimate Romantic Ballet; a tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love. Vienna Festival Ballet’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a ghostly, moonlit world of mystery and menace.

TAUNTON – The Brewhouse
April 12-13 / 7.30 (& 2.30pm on April 13)
£22 / £17 (Under 14s)