The ultimate romantic ballet.
Performed by former Bolshoi Ballet principals Olga Smirnova and Jacopo Tissi, who fled Russia and joined Dutch National Ballet, where this ballet is filmed.
The young peasant girl Giselle falls in love with Albrecht, a nobleman already betrothed who hides his true identity from her. When she learns the truth, she becomes mad and dies. Against her own will, Giselle joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion…
Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. Rachel Beaujean and Ricardo Bustamante’s acclaimed production pay tribute to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance.
Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Production and additional choreography: Rachel Beaujean and Ricardo Bustamante
Musical accompaniment: Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Conductor: Ermanno Florio
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