The Royal New Zealand Ballet has just released these beautiful photos from their upcoming ballet Giselle.
Salem and I will be going to see this.
The costumes look stunning as usual.
The Story of Giselle
This is a tragic tale of disguise and revelation, love and jealousy. It is a love story that unfolds against the ghostly backdrop of a Rhineland forest which is haunted by the fearful presence of the Wilis which are the vengeful spirits of abandoned brides.
Giselle the beautiful peasant girl, falls in love with Albrecht who conceals his identity from her to win her heart. When Giselle discovers her lover's deception, it shatters her innocence and she dies of a broken heart.
Albrecht is then thrown into the hands of the merciless Wilis, but Giselle cannot bear watching Albrecht die so returns as a ghost to save him.
The Royal New Zealand Ballet will be performing Giselle here in Wellington at the St James Theatre from the 7th to the 11th of November 2012. The Vector Wellington Orchestra will be performing the music.