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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


Ended 28 May 2015 after 6 days

No Ballet Theater production is a better showcase for visiting luminaries from abroad.

The New York Times

Closed 28 May 2015

The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. ABT's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production.

Giselle (by Marius Petipa) is one of the world's favorite romantic ballets, and tells the story of a beautiful village girl who falls in love with a powerful Count, who is disguises himself as a fellow villager. When Giselle learns of his deception and that their love will never be, her world falls apart and she descends into madness.

The ballet was first performed in Paris in 1841, and the title role of Giselle is still known to be a technical and complex role which challenges even the most experienced dancers.

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Opening night: 22 May 2015

Closing night: 28 May 2015


Suitable for audiences of all ages

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