The Masque Theatre in Muizenberg proudly welcomes the Cape Town City Ballet back for its annual production – this time the hugely popular two-act ballet,“Giselle” with its beautiful costumes in both Act one and Act two.

 

Kim Vieira in Cape Town City Ballet's Giselle on at the Masque Theatre“Giselle was first presented at the Paris Opéra’s Salle le Peletier on 28 June 1841 with Carlotta Grisi as Giselle, Lucien Petipa as Albrecht, and Jean Coralli as Hilarion.

 

The first time the ballet was danced by the newly-formed CAPAB Ballet Co was in 1965. David Poole created his version of the ballet in 1972 in the Nico Malan Opera House, when the leading roles were danced by Phyllis Spira and Eduard Greyling, with Elizabeth Triegaardt as Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, and John Simons in the pivotal role of Hilarion – a version that was reproduced many times for the CAPAB Ballet Co.

 

The  Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) has performed Poole’s version seven times since 1997, produced by Elizabeth Triegaardt, by kind permission of Owen Murray, who himself danced both Albrecht and Hilarion during his long career with the CAPAB Ballet Co.

 

Shows from Thursday February 07 to Saturday February 09, weeknights at 8pm and Saturday at 2.30 and 6.30pm.

 

Tickets are R75 for evenings and R65 for matinee (Masque Theatre Club Members enjoy a R10 discount).  To book phone 021 788 1898 (o/h) or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za