BACKSTAGE PASS: A Sneak Peek at the “Giselle” Set

BACKSTAGE PASS: A Sneak Peek at the Giselle Set

Take a tour of the Giselle set we’re borrowing from the Teatro del Maggio Musical Fiorentino in Florence, Italy!  If you like what you see, you’ll be excited to hear that we’re also borrowing their costumes, which are equally lush and gorgeous.  We can’t wait for you to see it on Opening Night! 

Act I

Act I

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About Claire

Writer Claire Willett is the Grants & Content Manager for Oregon Ballet Theatre. She is the 2011 Oregon Literary Fellow for Drama and was the Summer 2011 Writer-in-Residence at the I-Park Artists Colony in East Haddam, CT. Three of her plays have been produced as staged readings in Portland’s annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. Her fourth, entitled "Dear Galileo," will be produced as a staged reading in January 2012 by Artists Repertory Theatre, funded by a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. Her next project is a chamber opera based on Norse mythology co-written with Los Angeles composer Evan Lewis. Claire has a B.A. in Theatre from Whitman College in Washington and attended the Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. She is obsessed with coffee, Watergate, vintage dishes, English mystery novels, Leonard Cohen, "Star Wars," afternoon naps, obscure Catholic saint lore, dinosaurs and Christmas.

7 thoughts on “BACKSTAGE PASS: A Sneak Peek at the “Giselle” Set

  1. A. Helwig

    OBT ad for Giselle featured Yuko IIno as principle ballerina. So I purchased two tickets. I find out today that she will not be performing 2/25. You ad is misleading. It should be made very clear who the principle players are for each performance. I am reluctant regarding purchasing tickets for future performances.

    1. obtblog

      I am very sorry that you found our artwork for Giselle misleading. It was certainly not our intention to be so. You may not be aware that for major works like Giselle, there are nearly always multiple people cast in the principal roles, due to the demands of the choreography. It is unfortunately not possible for us to create different ads and artwork for the different performances based on casting, nor is it possible for us to know when the show images are created which dancers will ultimately be cast in a given performance.

      As you appear to be a passionate Yuka Iino fan, I would recommend checking in with our website 2 to 3 weeks before the production you wish to attend. By that time, casting will have been posted to the show page and you will be able to select your performance date based on when when your favorite dancers are scheduled to perform.

      If you would like to exchange the tickets you have already purchased for the date she is performing, I would be happy to coordinate that for you. You may reach me at to arrange the details.

      Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you join us at the performance.

  2. C. Brown

    WOW, I cannot BELIEVE that someone is complaining about the casting!!!! COME ON PEOPLE, the ballet is “Giselle”, not “Yuka Iino”! While she is a favorite of mine too, I go for the ballet, NOT the performer. How ungrateful and unappreciative of all the other beautiful dancers you are.

    OBT, you on the other hand, handled this complainer with grace. I applaud you.

  3. Jerry Geist Jr

    You can’t please all the people all the time and sometimes people refuse to be pleased at all… OBT, you are in fact a class act and I can not wait for the performance on 2/25, because I have no doubt that if you put them in, they are pure talent…


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