Romantic Ballet Giselle Comes To Singapore

Last update: 20/04/2017

By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, April 20 (Bernama) -- World's oldest theatre San Carlo Theatre of Naples and Ballet Company from Italy will stage Giselle, a romantic ballet in Singapore on April 26.

Brought by Base Entertainment, one of Southeast Asia's leading presenters of live entertainment, the 120-minute performance will run for a limited season for four days and tickets are now on sale, according to a statement here.

Giselle is a story of how the power of forgiveness and redemption can overcome the anguish of love and betrayal.

The story unfolds against the ghostly backdrop of a forest haunted by Wilis vengeful spirits of abandoned brides.

The music by French composer Adolphe Adam is one of the first full length ballet scores ever to be composed.

GIUSEPPE PICONE

This production of Giselle at The MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands is staged by multiple award-winning Italian dancer, Giuseppe Picone.

"Giselle is a romantic ballet loved by all dancers and ballet lovers. We have performed this wonderful masterpiece many times and it is always a joy to show it to the public," he added.

Picone is also one of the two noted performers of the leading male role in Giselle, Albrecht, who betrays the innocent village girl Giselle and causes her death, only to be protected by her spirit beyond the grave.

Multiple award-winning dancer and soloist Ekaterina Oleynik will dance the role of Giselle, while former soloist prima ballerina and EtoileAnna Razzi will be re-imagining the choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot for Giselle.

Chief Executive Officer of Base Entertainment Asia Chantal Prudhomme said "I think Giselle itself is a wonderful love story, story of never ending love and it reaches out and connects with the masses and the Asian community and will be very well received.

TOUCH PEOPLE

"I am hoping it is going to touch people, through the dancing and music, and leave the audience with a great satisfaction and wanting to come back again and to see more of that genre that we will have here every year," added Prudhomme.

Ticket prices which will start from S$65 to S$225 can be booked via www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing and www.sistic.com.sg, or call +65 6688 8826.

Ticket also can directly buy at Marina Bay Sands Box Offices - Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby.

For ticket package options including accommodation at Marina Bay Sands please visit: www.marinabaysands.com/packages.

-- BERNAMA