A supernatural tale of passion, vengeance, and the power of love

This season is unfortunately cancelled due to the ongoing closure of the Playhouse. All ticketholders will be contacted via email with further information.

Presenting Partner Sealy Posturepedic

Experience love, envy, betrayal, and tragic redemption in the celebrated romantic ballet, Giselle.

First performed in Paris, France in 1841, this Romantic-era masterpiece is set in an ethereal realm where vengeful spirits dance in the darkness, and love triangles can be deadly.

Young Giselle is a peasant girl in love with Duke Albrecht, who courts her in disguise as a peasant boy. Gamekeeper Hilarion is in love with Giselle and filled with jealousy. When he finds out the Duke is engaged to another, he reveals Albrecht's deception to Giselle. Devastated, she dies of a broken heart.

Deep in the moonlit forest, Giselle emerges in the twilight world of the Wilis who rise from dusk ‘til dawn seeking vengeance among men. Giselle is faced with an impossible decision: will she follow the dark path of revenge or save her true love from certain death?

With luminous costumes, an enchanting score, and exquisite choreography derived from the revival by the world-renowned Marius Petipa, Giselle has held audiences spellbound since its Parisian première more than 150 years ago.

“This is THE romantic ballet.” Scene Magazine
“… a visual feast of pure classical ballet.” The Blurb
“ … outstanding dancing.” The Australian


Produced and Staged by Ai-Gul Gaisina
Choreographers Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music Adolphe Adam
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Sets and Costumes Based on the original design by Peter Cazalet
Music Performed by Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Revival Lighting Designer Cameron Goerg

Image credit: Photographer David Kelly, Featuring Yanela Pinera and Hayley Thompson

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Presented by Queensland Ballet

Pricing Guide

TUE TO THU, FRI MATINEE PRIMA $140 Premium Adult $120 Concession^ $102 Youth^^ $96 Child^^^ $72 Family^^^^ $276
FRI EVENING TO SUN PRIMA $160 Premium Adult $135 Concession^ $115 Youth^^ $108 Child^^^ $81 Family^^^^ $320
Tue to Thu i Premium $78 1 PERSON FREE FOR EVERY 5 BOOKED
Fri to Sun i Premium $90 1 PERSON FREE FOR EVERY 5 BOOKED
Schools i Thu to Sat $35 1 TEACHER FREE PER 10 STUDENTS

^Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

^^Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

^^^Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

^^^^2 Adults and 2 Children

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