HCM CITY The ballet Giselle will be performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) at 8pm on October 19 and 20 at the Opera House at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1.
The ballet premiered in 1841 in Paris with the music of Adolphe Adam to great success and has since then been performed all over the world.
With the storyline of broken love in a rural setting and supernatural spirits, this is a typical Romantic-era ballet. Many ballet techniques are displayed during the scenes of harvesting and the dance-until-death punishment from the Wilis, the spirits of maidens who died after being betrayed by their lovers.
Giselle is staged by Chloe Glemot and Yuki Hiroshige, two talented ballerinas who have appeared with HBSO in many performances.
Tickets are VNĐ300,000 to VNĐ650,000 (US$12.8-27.8). VNS