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Standing ovation and 10 minutes applause for the Scale Ballet in California with “Giselle”

MaryG By MaryG | August 14, 2017 | United States

Great success for the Ballet of the Scale on tour in California.

Great success for the Ballet of the Scale on tour in California. Standing ovation and over ten minutes of applause, last Friday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts of Costa Mesa, for the first of "Giselle"  performanced by international ballet stars Roberto Bolle,étoile della Scala,    and by african American Misty Copeland, principal of the American Ballet Theater 

The four performances scheduled until Sunday night were followed by ten thousand spectators.

Bringing one of the greatest examples of 19th century Romantic ballet to Orange County is Italy’s Teatro alla Scala with its production of “Giselle” the quintessentially Romantic ballet.

These characteristics (white tulle,  ballerinas en pointe, romantic love, supernatural creatures) ushered in a new era of the art form and took it from social event to spectacle.

Opening Friday, July 28 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, “Giselle”  is superbly interpreted by international stars such as Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland.

Bolle, now 42, said “La Scala is my heart’s place. I’m really connected to the theater and the Company. I grew up with them. Every time I dance with them I rediscover an energy, a feeling, that is wonderful.”

Bolle will be playing the role of Prince Albrecht , a nobleman who deceives a young village girl and causes her to die of a broken heart.

Bolle said “Albrecht is the role I prefer.  The character  has an evolution and a range of deep feelings that other male figures in classical ballet do not have.”


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