The Royal Ballet: Giselle – the greatest Romantic ballet returns to the Royal Opera House. ‘Giselle’, a peasant girl, falls in love with Count Albrecht, but kills herself in heartbreak after discovering that he is betrothed to marry another woman.
The ballet’s title role also offers one of the great challenges of the ballet repertory, as Giselle transforms from an innocent peasant girl, duped into love, to a forgiving spirit who saves her lover from death.
In Peter Wright’s production, the dual aspect of the ballet is perfectly achieved: the first act dramatized in rich, naturalistic detail and the second with a spectral, moonlit beauty.
(Live Cinema Screening)
NB: Pre-release tickets for Cinema Sponsors only: 6pm 28th Jan – 6pm 30th Jan. General release tickets from 6pm 30th January.
Giselle Marianela Nuñez
Albrecht Vadim Muntagirov
Choreography Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music Adolphe Adam revised by Joseph Horovitz
Scenario Théophile Gautier after Heinrich Heine
Production and additional choreography Peter Wright
Designer John Macfarlane
Original lighting Jennifer Tipton recreated by David Finn
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House