Georgia’s State Ballet to Open 165th Season with Giselle

TBILISI – Georgia’s State Ballet will open its 165th season with a performance of French composer Adolphe Adam’s Giselle.

Based on Russian choreographer Alexey Fadeyechev’s version of the classic ballet, the premiere will take place on September 24 at Tbilisi’s recently restored 19th-century opera house.

The State Ballet’s artistic director Nino Ananiashvili – herself, a former prima ballerina for Moscow’s world renowned Bolshoy Ballet – said Giselle in the first of several classical performances planned for the 2016-17 season.

Tbilisi’s historic opera house recently underwent a massive six-year renovation that forced the ballet company to move to different venues throughout the city.

Tickets for the performance are available at the Tbilisi Opera House (#25 Rustaveli Avenue) and online at

By Nino Gugunishvili

Edited by Nicholas Waller

19 September 2016 19:34