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Running Time of Giselle


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#1 MakarovaFan

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:39 PM

Does anyone know the running time of ABT's Giselle? I'm trying to determine what time I should make a dinner reservation post-performance.

Thanks!

#2 vipa

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

Does anyone know the running time of ABT's Giselle? I'm trying to determine what time I should make a dinner reservation post-performance.

Thanks!


My best guess is a little over 2 hours maybe 2 hrs. 10 or 2 hrs. 15. It's just 2 acts with one overly long intermission.

I remember a time when ABT would schedule a short rep piece before Giselle.

#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:15 AM

So do I. "Les Patineurs" was a good match and balance.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:43 AM



I remember a time when ABT would schedule a short rep piece before Giselle.



If my memory still serves me---the first act did not have the peasant pdd at that time. which made for a shorter act and also an 'opener' ballet.

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:58 AM

By the early '60s, which is when I started regularly attending performances, sometimes it did, and sometimes it didn't. Time seemed ever so much more flexible then, from a scheduling standpoint. Sometimes, I'd be early for the 10:30 out of Grand Central, other times I'd be scrambling for the 11:15 at Port Authority! And this from an 8:00 curtain.

#6 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:18 AM

I remember "Allegro Brillante" before Giselle in Boston some years ago.


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