Misty Copeland in Giselle at the American Ballet Theatre
A ghost story, a love story, an all-time classic--Giselle is the haunting drama about a poor peasant girl and the prince who deceives her. Originally created in 1841, the ballet has mesmerized audiences the world over for more than a century as one of the most beloved and inspiring ballets of all time. The epitome of Romantic ballet, it is a heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills to create a compelling portrait of the innocent, yet ultimately noble, village maiden. Who better to bring Giselle’s mystery and ethereal beauty vividly to life than the American Ballet Theatre’s renowned principal dancer, Misty Copeland?
In addition to our usual three drop-off locations in New York City, Diversions will offer a stop at Lincoln Center for those who want to spend the day close to the theater. With the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the American Folk Art Museum nearby, along with plenty of restaurants to choose from, you can easily fill your day until the curtain rises at the gorgeous Metropolitan Opera House. Save some time to visit the Grand Tier of the opera house to see Marc Chagall’s famous murals and gaze at the view of Lincoln Center Plaza from the balcony. The perfect holiday gift for ballet fans of all ages!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ $276.00 (Sold Out) Call 410-486-3604 to join the wait list. Full Diversions New York experience with prime orchestra seats for this stunning matinee.
THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE! Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at Saks Fifth Avenue, next at 57th and Madison and then at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5th Ave. and 80th St. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.