Details

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. There is a School's Matinee performance of Giselle on Thursday 21 March.

Creatives/Company

Music(s): Adolphe Adam, Joseph Horovitz (score revival)
Company: Royal Ballet
Choreographer: Marius Petipa (after Jean Coralli / Jules Perrot)
Director: Peter Wright
Design: John F MacFarlane
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Conductor: Emmanuel Plasson
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Giselle

Giselle (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T01831480509. Details of all Giselle archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S702

Archive Listings

21 Mar 02
to
16 Apr 02
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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