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Classic ballet "Giselle" comes to town
Source: english.gz.gov.cn


Time: 8 p.m., Wed.-Fri., Sept. 14-16, 2016
Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House
Price: RMB 180, 280, 480, 680, 880, 1280VIP

In the 19th century, Romantic Literature was in full flush. French poet Théophile Gautier was inspired by German poet Heinrich Heine's poem "Germany: A Winter's Tale" and French poet Victor Marie Hugo's poem about ghost. He created a ballet play called "Giselle" for Italian ballet dancer Carlotta Grisi, the goddess in his mind. The ballet play was choreographed by Jules-Joseph Perrot who was also a ballet master and Carlotta Grisi's husband. This classic ballet "Giselle" about the immortality of love, in a manner of speaking, was born out of love.

About the story
Giselle, a peasant girl, has fallen in love with Count Albrecht, who has told her he is a villager named Loys. Her discovery of his true identity has devastating consequences. Giselle died of a broken heart. Distraught, Albrecht wanders the forests - and discovers that Giselle has become one of the Wilis, shades of young women who died before their wedding day. The Wilis dance all men that come across their path to death; but Giselle intercedes on Albrecht's behalf. Her forgiveness saves Albrecht and releases her from the Wilis, so that she may finally rest in peace.

(by Monica, newsgd.com)

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