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A Tale of Two Giselles

Audiences love Giselle. Even after 150 years, the legendary ballet is, along with Swan Lake, one of the two obligatory repertoire pieces for every classical ballet company and ballerinas judge themselves on their performance in the title role. With La Sylphide, Giselle is also one of the world’s greatest romantic ballets. But it endures not […]

Tilting at Nureyev’s Windmills: Don Quixote at the Staatsoper

Giselle, Swan Lake and Don Quixote are the three productions you will find most in the repertoire of full classical ballet companies. These ballets have become the reference benchmarks with which companies are measured against one another. Pas de deux from Don Quixote poison or enliven nearly every ballet competition depending on your perspective. Staatsoper […]

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