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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS/St. PAUL (January 1, 2010)

The Metropolitan Ballet ~ Minneapolis/St. Paul

CONTACT:
Melissa Gonzoles
(952) 937-1387
info@metroballet.org

GISELLE

HISTORY'S MOST ROMANTIC BALLET brings FINE ARTS to WEST METRO this October

Full Length GISELLE to be performed one weekend only at the HHS AUDITORIUM in MINNETONKA

October 26 - 27, 2013

Music by Adolph Adam

This fall Metropolitan Ballet is mounting GISELLE, a ballet that is considered one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time. Witness the Artistry of Metropolitan Ballet's own Sarah Zuber perform the title role in this eloquent masterpiece.

The most sacred of the "white" ballets, Giselle is one of the most performed ballets in history and remains in the repertoire of most major ballet companies around the world. It is well known in the ballet world that performing the role of Giselle is by far the greatest honor to be bestowed upon a professional ballerina. Giselle was first performed in Paris in 1841 and originally choreographed by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, the modern production seen today was choreographed by Marius Petipa for the Imperial Ballet.

This story is of a young peasant girl who dies of a broken heart when betrayed by life's circumstances when a noble prince who confesses his love to her and his wishes to marry her while he was unhappily betrothed to another. The message of true love going beyond the grave is brilliantly and poignantly taken to heart in Act II where Giselle's love for the Prince spares his life.
Music by: Adolph Adam.

Tickets: $19, $29 & $59 ~ Senior/Youth (under 21) 25% off can be purchased online or call 866.811.4111.

PARKING: FREE PARKING

For more information Visit www.metroballet.org

Tickets ON SALE NOW

SINGLE TICKET INFORMATION ~ One Weekend Only!

HOPKINS AUDITORIUM
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

October 26 - 27, 2013
Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 3:00PM

Tickets are available on line or by calling OVATIONTIX at (866) 811-4111

Or purchase ONLINE: www.metroballet.org

A NEW HOME FOR THE METROPOLITAN BALLET ~ Bringing the FINE ARTS to the WEST METRO!

The METROPOLITAN BALLET is proud to announce it�s new home at the HOPKINS AUDITORIUM in Minnetonka/Hopkins. �I was unaware of the treasure just a few blocks away from our new facility�� exclaims Founder/Artistic Director Erik Sanborn ��this venue is ideal for ballet, just under one thousand seats and a generous deep, wide stage with a fly system, cyc and a deep pit that provides great acoustics. The orchestra pit is critical for our collaborations with the symphony, we need 60 musicians in the pit and a deep wide stage. Free parking and easy access make this state of the art modern facility ideal for our purposes. The west Metro is home to over 60% of our audience and to find a venue suitable for full scale ballet productions with a full size pit is difficult. There are only a few venues in the state that have this capability and this site is right where we need it and in this tough economy its critical to watch our budget. We can produce here at a fraction of the cost of being downtown."

HOPKINS AUDITORIUM
2400 LINDBERGH DRIVE
MINNETONKA, MN 55305

ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN BALLET

THE METROPOLITAN BALLET A Twin Cities organization founded in 2002 by Artistic Director/Producer Erik Sanborn with a mission of uniting the communities of dance, music and theater in staging high impact works in the performing art of dance with an emphasis on accessibility, diversity and affordability. The company's inaugural production of Prokofiev's Ballet Romeo and Juliet was a rave sellout in 2004. Audiences were once again enthralled with A Classic Gala at the PANTAGES in 2005, which included a celebrity cast and live music. Last fall Dracula, A Ballet of Passion Life and Death made it�s premier featuring the choreography of local artists. The 2006-2007 full season at The STATE THEATRE Romeo & Juliet, Agnes DeMille�s RODEO and A Midsummer Night�s Dream. Metropolitan has performed eight collaborations with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra including Nutcracker and the 100 year Ballets Russes Festival at NORTHRUP, OSHAUGHNESSY and HOPKINS AUDITORIUM.


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