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. Running time 2hrs 10mins.


Darcy Bussell (Giselle - except Jul 29), Tamara Rojo (Giselle Jul 29)


Music(s): Adolphe Adam, Adolphe Adam, Joseph Horovitz (revival)
Company: Royal Ballet
Conductor: Graham Bond
Choreographer(s): Marius Petipa, Jules Perrot
Producer: Peter Wright
Design: John F Macfarlane
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
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Giselle (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T443091933. Details of all Giselle archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S702

Archive Listings

26 Jul 00
29 Jul 00
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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