What You'll Get
- Two tickets to see the Moscow Festival Ballet’s Giselle
- When: Saturday, May 3, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Music Hall Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $49 for the center mezzanine (up to $112.30 value)
- $59 for the main floor (up to $134.60 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
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. Under the leadership of former Bolshoi principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet shows off such dazzling choreography as the second act’s opening, where Giselle and the Wilis float on their toes through graceful spins as they haunt the woods. The delicate score, written by Adolphe Adam, sets the scene with glittering Germanic waltzes in the first act’s village dances and sinister woodwind trills during the Wilis’ deadly game.
Music Hall Center
Built in 1928, Music Hall Center dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium’s intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 3, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 4/12 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Music Hall Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime; house opens 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 5 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.