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Bolshoi Ballet - Giselle (Damir Yusupov)

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

Russia's Bolshoi Ballet returns with "unparalleled intensity and brilliance" (Washington Post) to the Opera House to dance Giselle, one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon.

  • May 20 - 25, 2014
  • Opera House
  • Approx. 2-1/4 hours
  • $44.00 - $165.00
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About

Bolshoi Ballet
Sergei Filin, Artistic Director
 
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Giselle
Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa
Staged by Yuri Grigorovich
Music by Adolphe Adam
 
"A grand-scale production, with loads to admire"
--The Spectator
 
"The Bolshoi's Giselle proves a thing of great beauty... a stirring tale indeed."
--The Telegraph
 
Since the beginning of the millennium, Bolshoi Ballet has performed to sold-out audiences with each visit to the Kennedy Center--thrilling fans with the likes of Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, and Spartacus. Most recently in 2012, the company's new staging of Coppélia garnered raves from the Washington Post, which praised the ballet as "an extraordinary achievement, full of color and life."
 
For the 2013–2014 season, the company presents Giselle, one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon. A simple peasant girl who loves to dance falls for a dashing prince in disguise. When she discovers his betrayal, her weak heart stops. In the ballet blanc second act, her ghost, along with a host of vengeful Wilis, haunts her beloved, ultimately transcending death with forgiveness. The legendary Bolshoi's Giselle is "tremendously atmospheric and blessed with terrific performances... a fine production with all the heartbreak and potent tragedy one could wish" (Daily Express).

Performance Timing: Act One - 55 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act Two - 50 min.

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
Tue., May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), David Hallberg (Albrecht), Vitaly Biktimirov (Hans), Maria Allash (Myrtha)
 
Wed., May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Anna Nikulina (Giselle), Artem Ovcharenko (Albrecht), Denis Savin (Hans), Angelina Karpova (Myrtha)
 
Thu., May 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), David Hallberg (Albrecht), Vitaly Biktimirov (Hans), Maria Allash (Myrtha)
 
Fri., May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Ekaterina Krysanova (Giselle), Ruslan Skvortsov (Albrecht), Denis Savin (Hans), Maria Allash (Myrtha)
 
Sat., May 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Anna Nikulina (Giselle), Artem Ovcharenko (Albrecht), Vitaly Biktimirov (Hans), Angelina Karpova (Myrtha)
 
Sat., May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Ekaterina Krysanova (Giselle), Ruslan Skvortsov (Albrecht), Denis Savin (Hans), Maria Allash (Myrtha)
 
Sun., May 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Anna Nikulina (Giselle), Artem Ovcharenko (Albrecht), Vitaly Biktimirov (Hans), Maria Allash (Myrtha)

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