The Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet company will take to the stage of the London Coliseum for a third time with their enchanting programme of ballet.

By tradition, the programme will include Nikita Dolgushin’s version of Giselle. It first captivated London audiences during the Mikhailovsky Theatre’s tour in 2008, and now British theatregoers can once again experience the tender charm of this romantic ballet.

Considered to encapsulate the essence of the Romantic ballet movement, Giselle is a challenging display piece for ballerinas, who require dramatic and human qualities in Act I and a supernatural, spiritual and loving artistic expression in Act II. This testing title role is taken by Anastasia Matvienko, Ekaterina Borchenko and Irina Perren; all three ballerinas are renowned for their dramatic and balletic interpretation.

The Mikhailovsky theatre is one of the oldest and most celebrated opera and ballet houses in Russia. Opened in 1833, the Mikhailovsky has always been a principal stage for Russian and European artists. During Soviet years renamed Maly Operny, the theatre was an artistic tour de force.


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