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Queensland Ballet perform Giselle under the stars

20 Oct 2020

Queensland Ballet perform Giselle under the stars

This November we can’t wait to welcome the always incredible Queensland Ballet to our Outdoor Stage as they present Giselle, one of the world’s most famous ballets.

Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin said returning to the stage has been a momentous occasion for the Company, after its entire 2020 season was postponed to 2021 as a result of COVID-19.

Though Giselle wasn’t a part of the original 2020 season, the dancers are delighted to be in the studio rehearsing, after COVID-19 restrictions saw Queensland Ballet close its doors for nearly four months.

‘We are thrilled to be back on the stage, not only to do what we love, but to give back to our audiences who have been so generously supportive through this unprecedented time,’ said Mr Li.

‘HOTA is a great venue and after performing our new series 60 Dancers; 60 Stories there earlier in the year, we are pleased to be going back to this beautiful space,’

‘A story of innocent love and betrayal, Giselle is a masterpiece that has captured the hearts of audiences since it first premiered in Paris in 1841.’

A ballet of the romantic era, Giselle follows the story of an innocent peasant girl.  Tricked into love with a deceitful Count, Giselle transforms into a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death at the hands of the vengeful Willis.

The chance to see this ballet, in the spectacular setting of our Outdoor Stage with the lights of the Surfers Paradise skyline as a backdrop, will be an experience you can’t repeat.

With a short season from 12-14 Nov, and limited tickets available, you’ll need to be quick. Tickets and all the details here.

Image Credit: Queensland Ballet Giselle 2013 – Principal Dancers Rachael Walsh and Matthew Lawrence – Image by David Kelly.