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Ballet in Zurich Opera: "Giselle" by Patrice Bart - revival

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Live Music Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00

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Let's enjoy a fantastic ballet at Zurich Opera: "Giselle"
in two acts by Patrice Bart after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, music by Adolphe Adam
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-> check in the web page some min before 11:00 CET as this is an AMAG "special price" production tickets will VERY sell fast.

Based on the story of Heinrich Heine, Giselle ou Les Wilis tells the tale of a peasant girl who falls in love with a duke - not knowing his background. Dramaticly her love is betrayed, she succumbs to insanity and dies. After death, Giselle joins the circle of the Wilis. nocturnal ghostly creatures, abandoned brides lure travellers into an inexorable, fatal dance. In order to protect her lover from the vengeance of her companions, Giselle dances for him in front of the Ghost Queen Myrtha – until the sinister power of the Wilis ends at daybreak.

Adolphe Adam’s imaginative and catchy music is still as impressive as always, Giselle has not lost its exciting mystique. Patrice Bart staged this fairy tale in Protected content , presenting a new, magical version of the piece with Zurich Ballet. Bart’s interpretation is based on the original choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Patrice Bart’s career has been linked to the ballet of the Opéra de Paris for more than fifty years. After the end of his career as a dancer, he became First Ballet Master and, jointly with Eugène Polyakov, assumed responsibility for the Paris ensemble in Protected content . In Protected content , the 150th anniversary of the première of Giselle was already reason enough for the two artists to stage a new première of this key work of ballet history. Paul Connelly conducts the Philharmonia Zurich for the revival of this production.

Looking forward seeing you at Zurich opera on April 11th Protected content

Best regards
Christof