Giselle is one of the most sought-after roles for a ballerina, but what of Albrecht, the man who breaks her heart and causes her to die, and who is only saved from death himself by Giselle’s ghost?

“Albrecht is often called the Hamlet of ballet as he has some wonderfully challenging dancing in Act II, but is also a very complex character to portray through the ballet,” says David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet,...

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