Royal Ballet


In Cinemas 7, 8 & 11 Nov 2020
Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Marianela Nuñez (Giselle), Vadim Muntagirov (Albrecht), Itziar Mendizabal (Myrtha), Bennet Gartside (Hilarion)
Adolphe Adam, revised by Joseph Horovitz
Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot
John Macfarlane
2h24 incl. interval.
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 2016
Official Event Listing
  • Muntagirov and Nuñez display absolute mastery. The acting is superb and the dancing has real authority in Peter Wright’s production which opens up dramatic opportunities for the whole cast.
    Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
    Splendid. Peter Wright’s production for the Royal Ballet is the jewel in the company’s crown. Structurally flawless, dramatically irresistible.
    Luke Jennings, The Observer
    Classical ballet at its best.
    Christopher Curtis, Bachtrack

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.

Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.