Royal Opera House Live Bringing “Giselle” to Kingston

Published on: 2014/01/22 - in Featured Releases

Think classical ballet is so 1841?

This month, London’s Royal Opera House sets out to prove just the opposite, using modern satellite technology to breathe fresh new life into of one of ballet’s most enduring love stories.

On January 27th, 2014, Giselle will be brought to life in a new way when it is broadcast from the famous Covent Garden stage of the Royal Opera House to cinemas across the globe, including the Gardiner’s Road Cineplex in Kingston (map) and other select Cineplex theatres in Canada.

Tickets for individual screenings or Ballet Series passes are available at participating Cineplex Theatre box offices and online at

Ghostly waifs, love that transcends death, and heartbreaking betrayal, Giselle weaves together a seductive mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the redemptive power of self-sacrificing love.

London’s Royal Ballet, preeminent masters of classical ballet, will mount this stunning production as part of their 2014 dance season and broadcast LIVE to cinemas from the Royal Opera House on January 27th, 2014 at 7:00pm.

International dance superstars Carlos Acosta and Natalia Osipova will perform the enigmatic lead roles, following rave reviews for their recent sold-out performances in The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet.

The first act of Giselle is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis ­ – vengeful spirits of young brides who died before their wedding day.

With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way for cinema audiences to discover classical ballet, and at a mere $23.00 per ticket, it¹s ballet on a budget.

Ballet performances included in this season are:

GISELLE, January 27, 2014
SLEEPING BEAUTY, March 19, 2014 and April 13, 2014
THE WINTER’S TALE, April 28, 2014

What’s a LIVE ballet cinema broadcast like?

The Royal Opera House in collaboration with Arts Alliance Media have worked relentlessly to perfect the camera and satellite technology required in order to recreate the feeling of being front-row-centre for the world¹s most famous ballets. All of the tension and anticipation of a live performance is reserved, audiences are even treated to a behind-the-scenes preview before the performance begins.

Learn more by watching the Giselle trailer below (or on Youtube) or by visiting the Royal Opera House website.


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