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Mikhailovsky Ballet - Giselle

Opens: 15/07/2010 Closes: 16/07/2010 London Coliseum
This French ballet was dropped from the national repertoire in 1863. Since then, it has been successfully fostered and renewed in Russia. Lauded by the critics, Nikita Dolgushin's production combines dance and mime, and beautifully evokes the essence of Romantic-era ballet. For more information visit: http://www.eno.org/see-whats-on/productions/production-page.php?itemid=504 Buy: http://www.eno.org/book-now.php?eventid=7411
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Evening Standard“A near perfect Giselle...” Irina Perren in the title role was evenly excellent, catching the character’s earthly innocence in Act I and her sorrowful after-life in Act II...
 
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Financial Times“An extraordinary achievement...” This was a performance of the highest standards, not least from the corps of Wilis, the souls of jilted brides dancing as one with impeccable style; such cohesion and engagement are rare indeed…
 
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Guardian“Ends up with us on the edge of our seats...” A fine chorus of Wilis is led by Irina Kosheleva, their electrifying, elegant Queen. Between them, they bring shimmering colour and texture – as too, do the Mikhailovsky orchestra...
 
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The Arts Desk“An outstandingly eloquent performance...” A rather beguiling "old" production, without one blatantly lifted leg, and performed with a chamber softness and sweetness that puts it beautifully in its 1840s historical context...
 
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