FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MINNEAPOLIS/St. PAUL (January 1, 2010)
The Metropolitan Ballet ~ Minneapolis/St. Paul
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!
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."
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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