International Guest Artists join Cape Town City Ballet for Maina Gielgud’s GISELLE

The international guest artists who will join Cape Town City Ballet for Maina Gielgud’s GISELLE have been announced.

GISELLE will be presented from 18 March until 9 April 2022 in the Artscape Opera House.

International guest artists Vadim Muntagirov (Principal of The Royal Ballet), Tatiana Melnik (Principal at Hungarian National Ballet) and Brandon Lawrence (Principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet) join the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Brandon Phillips, alongside the dancers of Cape Town City Ballet at select performances.

Seating remains strictly limited due to social distancing and government regulations. All Covid-19 regulations will be in place including social distancing and wearing of masks throughout.

The duality of the body and spirit, evocation of the supernatural, and the tale of undying love and devotion endears this quintessentially romantic ballet to a universal audience.

GISELLE is performed to the music of Adolphe Adam , with choreography by Maina Gielgud, after Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot. The stellar creative team again includes the powerhouse team of Designer Peter Cazalet for Costume Design and Décor, assisted by Michael Mitchell, and Lighting Design by Wilhelm Disbergen.

Vadim Muntagirov during the International Ballet Masterclasses at the Czech National Ballet Studios in Prague on August 08 2017. Photo: Amber Hunt

GISELLE will be presented at Artscape Opera House from 18 March to 9 April 2022.

TICKET PRICES: are from R175 to R750, depending on your choice of seating and performance.

Bookings can be made at Artscape Dial-A-Seat 021 421 7695 or through Computicket.

Cape Town City Ballet is grateful for the support of all sponsors including the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, Food Lovers Market, Erica Manning for the Cape Town City Ballet Endowment Trust, The Christian Ludolph Marais Trust and the Friends of Cape Town City Ballet.