Giselle: An evening at the ballet with Philadelphia Ballet

Giselle with Philadelphia Ballet

Date: March 9, 2024,  4:00pm - 7:30pm

Join the Alliance for a delightful evening of French artistic history with Angel Corella’s and Philadelphia Ballet’s Giselle at the Academy of Music. Perhaps the most beloved early Romantic ballet, Giselle is the story of true love, real heartbreak, and the awesome power of forgiveness. Artistic Director Angel Corella’s elegant choreography breathes new life into a timeless tale told on both sides of the grave.

Our event begins at 4:00pm at the Alliance with a light apéro and a pre-show presentation by a member of the company’s artistic leadership. We will learn about the French origination of the ballet. The performance at the Academy of Music begins at 5:30pm, with a run time around two hours. The dancers are accompanied by the impressive Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra, led by Beatrice Jona Affron.

About the composer:
Adolphe Charles Adam (24 July 1803 – 3 May 1856) was a French composer, teacher and music critic. A prolific composer for the theatre, he is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1841) and Le Corsaire (1856), his operas Le Postillon de Lonjumeau (1836) and Si J’Étais Roi (1852) and his Christmas carol « Minuit, chrétiens!" (Midnight, Christians, 1844, known in English as « O Holy Night »).

Adult tickets: $75 (regular price $107) including light apéro at the Alliance Française and pre-show presentation.
Seats are located on the Parquet Circle Center Rows U, V, W (non-obstructed).

Timeline of event:
4:00pm  : Light apéro and presentation at the Alliance Française (1420 Walnut street, suite 700)
5:00pm  : Depart to Academy of Music (7 min walk - 240 S. Broad Street)
5:30pm  : Performance starts
7:30pm  : End of Performance

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