The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score. From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the start of the story to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.
The critics said…"A heart-warming fantasy ballet."
Mike and The Mechanics, who have sold over 10 million records worldwide, will return in February with their nationwide Word of Mouth Tour 2017.
Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (guitar) – joins forces with a new generation Mike and The Mechanics which includes one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singer, Andrew Roachford (lead and backing vocals) – whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man, and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (lead and backing vocals) who formed and toured with his band Vantramp, with the likes of Rod Stewart and Paulo Nutini.
John Suchet's The Last Waltz - The Story of the Strauss Dynasty
Saturday 12 November
In this lively concert the Leicester Symphony Orchestraprepares to have a Viennese ball as Classic FM host John Suchet introduces a hostof waltzes and polkas composed by the Strauss family.
The French Connection
Saturday 25 February
The city’s favourite orchestra perform a programme ofFrench music from the Classical and Romantic repertoire. The orchestra is also joinedby flautist Katherine Bryan.
Dvořák's Stabat Mater
Saturday 20 May
The forces of theLeicester Symphony Orchestra and Leicester Philharmonic Choir combine toperform Dvořák's affecting and powerful religious work, his Stabat Mater. Thereligious theme continues with Holst’s choral work Festival Te Deum. SimonStyles also shows that the tuba makes a fine solo instrument in his performanceof Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto.
A British film about six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers with nothing to lose, took the world by storm.
Based on his smash-hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production starring Gary Lucy and a cast of 14 has not only been getting standing ovations every night, but was also voted best touring production by the UK Theatre Awards.
With songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones, this is classic British comedy stripped bare and at its best. Drop everything and book today!
“Chuffing brilliant.” Daily Mail
“Chuffing champion.” Mail on Sunday
“Terrific.” The Sunday Times
“Uproariously entertaining – every inch a whopping hit.” Daily Telegraph
Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra
Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.
La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.
The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.
“Authentic, tender and passionate.” Daily Telegraph
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.