Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa
Music by Adolphe Adam, orchestrated by John Lanchbery
With live orchestra
American Ballet Theatre and Northrop announce the following casting for the roles of Giselle and Albrecht on opening night, Friday, April 4: Paloma Herrera and Cory Stearns, both ABT principals.
On April 4, 2014, the University will unveil Northrop and welcome the community to the Northrop Inside Out Grand Reopening Gala performance, post-performance audience reception, and Inside Out After Dark dance party. Join us for an extraordiary evening of dance, live orchestra, and sparkling festivities.
With a rich history of Northrop presenting American Ballet Theatre, the nationally treasured company returns for a masterful evening of dance to unveil the new Northrop. The company will perform classic romantic storybook ballet Giselle with live orchestra showcasing Northrop’s phenomenal new acoustics and theater.
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. American Ballet Theatre's unrivalled roster of international ballet stars brings Giselle's mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life in this universally acclaimed production.
*Black tie optional