One of the world's premier dance troupes, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to draw acclaim for its technically proficient, emotionally moving portrayals of 20th century full-length classical dance performances. Now at Jacobs Music Center in San Diego the company will perform Giselle, the jewel of romantic Russian ballets. Giselle tells the tragic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of a deceitful and disguised nobleman. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and the nobleman must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. This masterpiece exemplifies the highest classical elements of grace, precision and expression, and Moscow Festival Ballet present an impressive recreation of this legendary work.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear on this presentation.