Rousing re-interpretation of a ballet classic
Albrecht and Bathilde are engaged to be married. But he falls in love with Giselle, who works as a cleaner for his rich family. Their totally different backgrounds and the expectations of his own family complicate their relationship. When his double life is exposed, Giselle, inconsolable and distraught, throws herself to her death. She joins the Wilis, the spirits of the past, and haunts Albrecht in his dreams. Pontus Lidberg has turned this romantic ballet to original music by Adolphe Adam into a modern evening of dance that addresses contemporary themes and issues.
Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.
Fully trained teachers take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest two days before the performance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 15 January 2023
Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take a exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.
- Meeting point is the foyer
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- CHF 10
- Usually in German
- Date: 1 November 2022
The culinary theatre experience. Combine your visit to the theatre with a multi-course menu at the revamped Monteverdi bar at the heart of the theatre. Can be booked for select performances at the ticket office and in the ticket shop. More
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Supported by Kantonsspital Baselland, the Medical Partner of Ballett Theater Basel.