Light and dark, day and night, youth and maturity, a flirtation and redemption, naturalistic and ethereal: “Giselle” spins a conjuror’s trick all the wilier for its very familiarity, its everlasting allurement.
Madeleine Eastoe
On Tuesday evening there were two stories unfolding on the stage of the State Theatre: “Giselle’s” timeworn story of love, betrayal, sorrow, and redemption; and playing the part of Giselle in her second-last Melbourne performance in a title role before she retires, principal Madeleine Eastoe’s farewell.