First produced in 1841 at the Paris Opera, Giselle is perhaps the best known and most poignant ballet of the Romantic era. Set in a medieval Rhineland village, it tells of Giselle, a naive peasant girl, who is driven to suicide when deceived by her aristocratic lover, Albrecht. Filled with remorse, Albrecht visits her moonlit grave where he is condemned to death by ghostly spirits - the Wilis. However Giselle's love for Albrecht transcends death and she protects him until sunrise destroys the Wilis power and he is saved.


Guillem (Apr 6 7 and 14 eve), Cope (Apr 6 7 and 14 eve), Rojo (Apr 11 23), Urlezaga (Apr 11 23), Cojacaru (Apr 14 mat Apr 17), Kobborg (Apr 14 mat Apr 17), Wildor (May 5 10), Acosta (May 5 10), Yoshida (May 7 eve May 16), Mukhamedov (May 7 eve May 16), Hayley (Apr 30 May 7 mat), Persson (Apr 30 May 7 mat)


Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreographer: Marius Petipa (after [Jean Coralli] and [Jules Perrot])
Design: John F MacFarlane
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Conductor: Valeri Ovsianikov
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Giselle (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T01296013572. Details of all Giselle archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S702

Archive Listings

6 Apr 01
10 May 01
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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