It’s that time again. Being more precise, it’s time to list what ballet performances is Odeon going to show in April.
The Royal Ballet: Giselle
Blanchardstown/Coolock/Limerick/Naas/Waterford/Stillorgan – Wednesday 4th of April
Running time 135 min
‘Giselle’, a peasant girl, falls in love with Count Albrecht, but kills herself in heartbreak after discovering that he is betrothed to marry another woman.
A distraught Albrecht wanders the forests, and discovers that Giselle has become one of the Wilis, spirits of women who died before their wedding day and now dance men to death. Giselle desperately tries to convince the other Wilis to spare him.
The quintessential Romantic ballet, Peter Wright’s production of ‘Giselle’ is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version, first performed in St. Petersburg in 1884.
Bolshoi Live: Don Quixote
Stillorgan Sunday 10th of April
Running time 180 min
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel, ‘Din Quixote’ is a Spanish nobleman who reads so many chivalric novels that he goes insane and decides to become a knight.
Recruiting the simple farmer Sancho Panza as his squire, he sets out on a series of eccentric adventures to revive chivalry and find his perfect woman. He eventually meets Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter, whom he believes to be his match and decides to woo her.
Set to Leon Minkus’ famous score, the Bolshoi’s production of ‘Don Quixote’ is colourful, challenging and features critically acclaimed choreography by Alexei Fadeyechev.