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Vienna Festival ballet present
Giselle

Vienna Festival Ballet

proudly presents

Giselle  

 

The ultimate romantic ballet, Giselle is a tale of innocence, love, betrayal and madness. With music by one of the 19th century’s best composers, Adolphe Adam, and choreography by the late Nicholas Beriosoff, VFB’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to an ethereal world of mystery and menace.

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.

With its irresistible combination of a heart-breaking story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.

 

"‘The entire show was captivating from start to finish."

- Welwyn Hatfield Times

 

"A truly spellbinding performance!"

- Burnley Express

 

"talented array of young artistes"

- Oxford Times

 

Four Stars

- WhatsOnStage

Ticket Info

Tickets: £21.00 Adult, £19.00 Concession, £15.00 Child Under 14.

Cast & Credits

Creatives

Peter Mallek

Artistic Director
Peter, founder and Artistic Director of the Vienna Festival Ballet, began his illustrious career at the age of fourteen when he joined the corps de ballet at the Vienna State Opera. Since this early beginning, Peter has worked tirelessly, firstly as a performer and subsequently as Artistic Director, bringing ballet to delight audiences all over Europe and the rest of the world.

Gill Mallek

Executive Director

Gill began her ballet training at just five years of age in Camberley, Surrey, and went on to train at Elmhurst Ballet School. She first joined the Vienna Festival Ballet in 1981, where she danced all of the soloist roles in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Giselle and Coppélia. During this time, she met Peter and they subsequently married in 1986.

Gill is now involved in running the company as Executive Director and Marketing Manager.

Emily Hufton

Ballet Mistress

Originally form Oxford, Emily started her early training at the age of three. After winning a scholarship, she continued to train at Elmhurst Ballet School, where she also had the opportunity to work with the English National Ballet on several occasions.

Emily joined the Vienna Festival Ballet in 2007 and by 2012 became the Ballet Mistress.

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