Enchanting double bill

PUBLISHED: 14:30 13 June 2013

Giselle.

Giselle.

Ambassador Theatre Group

THE Sofia National Ballet has announced an exclusive debut UK summer tour, which will include a stop at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Formed in 1928 and steeped in the Russian classical tradition for more than 80 years, the company is fast developing an international reputation for its remarkable and breath-taking productions

Featuring 90 performers including an acclaimed corps de ballet and a full orchestra, the Sofia National Ballet will perform Swan Lake and Giselle.

The most romantic ballet of all time, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The scenes are enriched by Tchaikovsky’s superbly orchestrated musical narrative which flows seamlessly as the story unfolds.

Giselle combines powerful emotions and visual splendour in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave.

The company will be at the Hippodrome from July 19-21. Swan Lake will be performed on July 20 and 21 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Giselle will be performed on July 19 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £11-40.50, are available from the box office on 08448 713012.

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