Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema 2017/2018 – Giselle
April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:20 pm| €5 - €18 | Tickets
Originally screened in 2015.
Date and Time: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:00PM
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
€18 (adults), €15 (senior citizens and students), €5 (children under 12 years of age)
Full Season Ticket: discounted rate of €100 instead of €144
A romantic ballet in two acts that recounts the heartbreaking and eerie story of Giselle, a peasant girl who discovers that her lover, Albrecht, is betrothed to another woman. Dying of heartbreak makes Giselle’s body perfect prey to the Wilis, the vengeful spirits of women who died of a broken heart. When Giselle herself returns to haunt her beloved in the form of a Wili, she must decide whether to forgive Albrecht or follow in the path of these spirits who are bent on making unfaithful men dance into the grave…
The figure of the Wili was immensely popular during romantic era ballets, and the Wilis and their Queen continue to haunt modern productions of Giselle with their strong and unforgettable presence in the second act. In this chilling yet luminous ballet, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role as Giselle in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht. It’s an unmissable show that has continued to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, St James Cavalier, Valletta
- 140 min
- Creative Team
- Adolphe Adam (Music), Yuri Grigorovich (Choreography)
- With the participation of
- Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges (Liberetto), Svetlana Zakharova (Giselle), Sergei Polunin (Albrecht), Ekaterina Shipulina (Myrtha), Denis Savin (Hans), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm