Giselle

Event Type
Performance
Event Description

Staged by: Lola de Ávila

Music: Adolphe Adam

A sweeping tale of passion beyond the grave, de Ávila's visionary Giselle elevates one of the greatest Romantic ballets to new heights. When a young peasant girl discovers her lover is betrothed to another, she dies of grief, only to be enlisted by the vengeful Wilis, a ghostly army of maidens who haunt the forests, dancing to death any male mortal who crosses their path.  When her beloved wanders into their grasp, Giselle carries out the ultimate act of love to free him from his fate. An ethereal descent into madness, desire, and sublime beauty that will leave you breathless. Chicago Premiere

 

 

Photo of Ansa Deguchi of Oregon Ballet Theatre by Blaine Truitt Covert.

Dance Styles
Ballet

Upcoming Dates

Location

Auditorium Theatre

50 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300