Lynn’s Corn Exchange will welcome the world-renowned Moscow Ballet this Sunday when they are set to perform the romantic classic Giselle.
This beautiful ballet is considered to be the Hamlet of ballet and equally popular today as when it was first performed over 160 years ago.
Now the Moscow Ballet – La Classique will demonstrate their incredible talents in dance and performance with this atmospheric production.
With its haunting musical score, Giselle is evocative, moving and powerful as it shifts scenes between the fantastic ethereal and rustic existential worlds. Little wonder it was proclaimed the triumphant successor to La Sylphide and the greatest ballet of its time.
The beautiful village maiden Giselle is courted by the handsome stranger Loys – who is, in fact Prince Albrecht in disguise. Her rejected suitor Hilarion reveals Albrecht’s deceit in the presence of a hunting party which includes Albrecht’s fiance Princess Bathilde. Shocked and distressed, Giselle dies of a broken heart.
Then, within a moonlit glade at the site of her grave Albrecht sees the ghostly form of Giselle in the midst of her new-found sisters The Wilis – Sylph-like spirits of young maidens who have died before their marriage – in their graceful dances through the forest.
As Albrecht enters, she is compelled by their Queen to dance Albrecht to death. Yet true love eventually wins the day and, as dawn breaks, Albrecht is saved as Giselle fades away, yielding to the magic of The Wilis and resigned to parting forever.
Moscow Ballet – La Classique brings this beautiful ballet to Lynn’s Corn Exchange on Sunday, March 2, from 5pm. Tickets cost £24.50 and are available from the box office on 01552 764864, or online at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk