Dance has become a huge part of our daily lives. With my little ballerina in training, I try to take her to as many performances as possible. We’re very excited that Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement performing Giselle, July 28 – 30, 2017 in Segerstrom Hall. Another great opportunity for us to enjoy the arts and enjoy her passion in ballet.
One of the finest examples of romantic ballet, Giselle is the tale of love, betrayal and redemption between the peasant girl Giselle and Prince Albrecht. It was a triumph at its world premiere in 1841, and its beloved choreography in La Scala’s elegant production, especially, continues to thrill audiences. The opening night cast for this Center engagement includes ballet superstar Misty Copeland in the title role with Roberto Bolle, making his Center debut as Prince Albrecht. The music, by Adolphe Adam, will be performed by the renowned Mikhailovsky Orchestra. Giselle will be performed in place of the originally announced Cinderella. The Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company tour is being arranged through Ardani Artists.
The La Scala star Roberto Bolle, will also perform with the Royal Ballet’s acclaimed Marianela Nuñez for the Saturday, July 29 evening performance and the Sunday, July 30 matinee. La Scala’s principals Nicoletta Manni and Claudio Coviello, recently starring in Giselle for the La Scala tour in China, will dance the lead roles for the Saturday, July 29 matinee.
Principal Casting for Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company’s Giselle
at Segerstrom Center the Arts:
- Friday, July 28 at 7:30pm – Misty Copeland (Giselle), Roberty Bolle (Albrecht)
- Saturday, July 29 at 2:00pm – Nicoletta Manni (Giselle), Claudio Covello (Albrecht)
- Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm – Marianela Nunez (Giselle), Roberto Bole (Albrecht)
- Sunday, July 30th at 1:00pm – Marianela Nunez (Giselle), Roberto Bole (Albrecht)
Tickets for Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company start at $29 and are on sale now at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 556-0236. Ticket holders are invited to attend Free Preview Talks one hour prior to each performance. The Friday, July 28, 2017 Preview Talk will be sign-language interpreted.