Leo Schofield AM, with Paris Opera Ballet Dancers

Sydney’s Capital Theatre will be the venue for 13 performances of the Paris Opera Ballet production of Giselle. Regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest ballet company in the world, The Paris Opera Ballet will return to Sydney in early 2013.

Two of the stars of the Paris Opera Ballet, Mathias Heymann and Eve Grinsztajn, flew to Sydney especially for the announcement, at the Sofitel Hotel, of this exclusive event.  Mathias recently won the 20th Annual Benois de la Danse Award for Best Performance by a Male Dancer, one of the highest awards for dance in the world.  Many of the Paris Opera Ballet’s dancers have come through the company school, commencing their training in the French technique as early as eight years of age.

Giselle, first seen in Paris in 1841, is a romantic ballet which tells the tale of an innocent country girl who, deceived by her noble lover, dies and joins the ranks of other young maidens, similarly betrayed, in a spirit world where she is able to save his life through her manifest love for him.

This exclusive to Sydney tour, is presented by Ian McRae AO and Leo Schofield AM.  The season will run from 29 January 2013 to 9 February 2013 and bookings will open on Monday 2 July.  Sandra T.    

PHOTOS:  John Pond.



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