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Russian National Ballet performs Giselle presented by Music Worcester

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8pm - 12:59am

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

Adolphe Adam’s masterpiece returns to The Hanover Theatre in a new production by the Russian National Ballet. A romantic tale complete with intrigue, heartbreak, ghosts, and revenge, Giselle has been a repertoire staple across the globe since its premiere in 1841.

Giselle was first seen in Moscow in 1843, just two years after its creation in Paris, and a year after it was staged in St. Petersburg. When Giselle was forgotten everywhere else in Europe (it was dropped from the Paris Opera repertory in 1868) Russian dancers and ballet-masters preserved and honored it.

The Russian National Ballet has been bringing timeless ballet classics to the stages of North America since 1999. Founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, the company used their new-found creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. In 1994, the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko was selected by presidential decree to assume the first permanent artistic directorship of the company. Ms. Radchenko is the founder of the Russian National Ballet, focusing on upholding the Grand National tradition of the major Russian ballet works and developing new talents throughout Russia, with a repertory of virtually all of the great full works which continue to enlighten, inspire and entertain audiences across the continent.

Tickets are $29, $41, $51 and $59 depending on seat location. Discounts are available for members, groups of 10 or more, students and children. Please contact the box office at link (7469) for more information.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Worcester