The young peasant girl, Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. In the afterlife, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion…
This treasure of a romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
Captured live on stage in Moscow and screened at Riverside.
Music Adolphe Adam
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Image Credit: Pierce Jackson and Anders Urmacher
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Download a PDF version of the Giselle cast sheet here: Giselle Cast Sheet
Download a Word version of the Giselle cast sheet here: Giselle Cast Sheet
Dates & Times:
Saturday 5 March 1pm