Kaori Nakamura as Giselle © Angela Sterling
"…Comparable to an epic film for its sweep, character development, story lines and visual stimuli."
Giselle is the greatest ballet of the Romantic age. Its story of love, deception, and the supernatural has made it an essential audience favorite ever since its Paris premiere in 1841. Jerome Kaplan’s new scenic and costume designs beautifully recreate a vision of 19th-century theatrical splendor, transforming Giselle into a picture-perfect period drama.
"I've never felt an audience more engaged by the unfolding narrative. The intermittent laughter I heard revealed a happiness with ballet theatrics and a recognition of the idiosyncrasies of human behavior."
"...The audience was evidently engrossed. The action never sagged."