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
Approx. 2h15 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

Ballet in two acts (1841)

ROH Classic! The greatest of all Romantic era ballets, Peter Wright’s 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 much-loved staging stars principal dancers Marianela Nuñez as the innocent peasant girl Giselle and Vadim Muntagirov as her duplicitous lover Albrect.

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.

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