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Giselle


Playhouse, QPAC

Playhouse, QPAC

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


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?

Performed over two acts, Giselle features a mythical and other-worldly 'White Act' - a classic component of the Romantic ballet era.

With exquisite choreography, luminous costumes, and an enchanting score, Giselle has held audiences spellbound since its Parisian première more than 150 years ago.

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Price

Premium Reserve - single ticket prices
Tuesday-Thursday
Adult$120
Concession$102
30 years & under$96
Child$72
Family$307
Friday-Sunday
Adult$130
Concession$111
30 years & under$98
Child$78
Family$333
Groups
Groups of 5 or more from$102
School groups$35
Matinee performances on 20, 23 and 27 April are performed to recorded music.

Season Tickets

Buy a Season Ticket Package and save up to 20% off Premium single ticket prices.


Fees

$7.20 transaction fee applies per booking, plus an additional $1.10 for postal delivery of tickets.

Venue
Playhouse, QPAC

QPAC,
Russel St, South Brisbane,
Brisbane QLD 4101


Accessibility
Audio Described

Duration

Approximately two hours, including a 20-minute interval.

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  • Q&A
  • Centre Stage Experience
  • Audio Described
  • Recorded Music
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Adolphe Adam

Music

Peter Cazalet

Peter Cazalet

Original costumes and sets

Ai-Gul Gaisina

Ai-Gul Gaisina

Production and Staging

Nigel Gaynor

Nigel Gaynor

Music Arrangement, Conductor

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Marius Petipa

Choreographer, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra

Music performance



Group bookings

QPAC offers a dedicated groups sales team for schools and group bookings via the QPAC website. Alternatively you can call the QPAC team on 07 3840 7466 or email groups@qpac.com.au.

Centre Stage for Seniors

Saturday 15 April 2023

Experience ballet class on stage led by Queensland Ballet Teaching Artists. Features Q&A with an Artistic or Production Team member, light refreshments and access to view Company dancers take their daily class. The class runs before the 1.30pm performance.

Post show Q&A

Post show Q&A panel discussion with creatives and dancers. Held on Saturday 15 April 2023 after the 1.30pm show. This session will be AUSLAN interpreted.

Audio described

An audio described performance will be held on Thursday 20 April at 1.30pm.

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#Season Ticket Package

Tuesday-Thursday


Grande

Adult $96
Concession¹ $78
30 years & under² $73
Child³ $55

Petite

Adult $102
Concession¹ $83
30 years & under² $78
Child³ $59

Friday-Sunday


Grande

Adult $104
Concession¹ $89
30 years & under² $78
Child³ $62

Petite

Adult $111
Concession¹ $94
30 years & under² $83
Child³ $66

#Full ticket details

Tuesday-Thursday


Prima

$140

Premium

Adult $120
Concession¹ $102
30 years & under² $96
Child³ $72
Family⁴ $307

A-Reserve

Adult $102
Concession¹ $87
30 years & under² $82
Child³ $61
Family⁴ $261

Groups

Premium $102
A Reserve $87
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.

Friday-Sunday


Prima

$150

Premium

Adult $130
Concession¹ $111
30 years & under² $98
Child³ $78
Family⁴ $333

A-Reserve

Adult $111
Concession¹ $94
30 years & under² $83
Child³ $66
Family⁴ $283

Groups

Premium $111
A Reserve $94
Each group of 5 receives the sixth ticket free.


¹Full Pensioners, QLD Government Seniors Card, Industry (MEAA) Members, Full-time students over 30, Unemployed. National Seniors Card not applicable

²Aged 30 years old and under at the time of booking, ID required

³Aged 13 years old and under at the time of booking – children aged 18 months and over must hold a ticket

⁴2 Adults and 2 Children

Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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