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The Washington Ballet Presents <i>Giselle</i>

The Washington Ballet Presents Giselle

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017

Celebrating its 72nd year as an organization and its first season under the aegis of new artistic director Julie Kent, The Washington Ballet brings the classic ballet Giselle to the Eisenhower Theater stage. 

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The Washington Ballet
Julie Kent, artistic director

Music by: Adolphe Adam 
--performed by The Washington Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Charles Barker
Choreography by: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, & Marius Petipa
Restaged by: Victor Barbee & Julie Kent

Preview Night–Wednesday, Mar. 1; Opening Night–Thursday, Mar. 2

A treasured Romantic ballet. Love, betrayal, and forgiveness are paired with coveted virtuoso roles. This haunting and tender classic tells the story of the promise and tragedy of young love.

Performance Timing: Act One - 50 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 45 min.