- One ticket to see Giselle, presented by the Mikhailovsky Ballet
- When: Wednesday, November 12, or Thursday, November 13
- Where: David H. Koch Theater
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $62 for orchestra (sides) or third ring (sides) seating (up to $99 value)
- $86 for orchestra (center), first ring, or third ring (center) seating (up to $139 value)
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A defining piece of 19th-century ballet blanc, Giselle mixes the beauty of classical ballet with the early Romantic period’s folk mythology, high emotion, and undying love. When Giselle discovers that the man she desires, Albrecht, is a disguised nobleman—and engaged—the young peasant flies into a frantic madness that wears out her heart. Rising from the grave due to the power of the Wilis, a group of womanly spirits who dance men to death, Giselle joins them in wandering the woods in search of prey. Unfortunately for Giselle, who they find is Albrecht lingering at her tombstone to beg forgiveness and take notes for his book on rural stonework.
One of the most demanding roles in ballet, Giselle requires impeccable form and control from the lead as she transitions from a naïve villager to an ethereal spirit. In Mikhailovsky Ballet’s production, three of the company’s top performers slip ably into the role at each show: first soloist Anastasia Soboleva and principals Angelina Vorontsova and Natalia Osipova. As they float on their toes and haunt the woods, the delicate score of Adolphe Adam sets the scene, presenting glittering Germanic waltzes in the first act’s village dances and sinister woodwind trills during the Wilis’ deadly game.