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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. A revival taken from the original Paris Giselle.Performers Anastasia Matvienko (Giselle), Ekaterina Borchenko (Giselle), Irina Perren (Giselle).
Music Adolphe Adam. Company The Mikhailovsky Theatre. Choreographer Jean Coralli. Choreographer Jules perrot (arrangement). Music Adolphe Adam. Choreographer Nikita Dolgushin (this production).
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