Ballet in two acts (1841)
ROH Classic (2016)! The greatest of all Romantic era ballets, Peter Wright’s much-loved production of Marius Petipa’s classic, set to Adolphe Adam’s exquisite score, is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.
Recorded in 2016, this performance stars principal dancers Marianela Nuñez as the innocent peasant girl Giselle and Vadim Muntagirov as her duplicitous lover Albrecht.
A ballet of two contrasting worlds, Act I requires the ballerina to appear naive and artless, her dancing alive with earthy enthusiasm. In Act II she transforms into light and air as she exists in a spectral, moonlit beauty.
With its combination of a memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet. A beautiful production, simply stunning on the big screen.