Home Theaters Moscow Stanislavsky theatre 18 July 2019, 19:00 - Giselle (Ballet in 2 acts)
18July
19:00
2019 | Thursday
Classical ballet
Stanislavsky theatre, Moscow
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
World premiere: Theatre de l`Academie Royal de Musique, Paris, 23 March 1991

The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. Giselle (by Marius Petipa) is one of the world's favorite romantic ballets, and tells the story of a beautiful village girl who falls in love with a powerful Count, who is disguises himself as a fellow villager. When Giselle learns of his deception and that their love will never be, her world falls apart and she descends into madness.
Music  Adolphe Adam
Libretto  Theophile Gautier, Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
Choreography  Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa
Conductor 
Anton Grishanin
Roman Kaloshin
Set Designer  Vladimir Arefiev
Costume Designer  Vladimir Arefiev
Lighting Designer  Ildar Bederdinov
Overview

Company that treated the ballet as the crown jewel of the classical repertory.

Lewis Segal, “Los Angeles Times”

Сast
Conductor 
Anton Grishanin
Roman Kaloshin
Giselle 
Oksana Kardash
Erika Mikirticheva
Natalia Somova
Albrecht 
Denis Dmitriev
Ivan Mikhalev
Georgi Smilevski
Dmitry Sobolevsky
Hans 
Stanislav Bukharaev
Alexey Lyubimov
Roman Malenko
Sergey Manuylov
Mikhail Pukhov
Georgi Smilevski
Myrtha 
Maria Beck
Ekaterina Ivanova
Oksana Kardash
Natalia Kleymenova
Maria Mysheva
Anastasia Pershenkova
Olga Sizykh
Classical Duet 
Zhanna Gubanova
Oksana Kardash
Anastasia Limenko
Roman Malenko
Sergey Manuylov
Olga Sizykh
Elena Solomyanko
Innokenty Yuldashev
Evgeny Zhukov
Marina Zolotova
Two Willis 
Maria Beck
Inessa Bikbulatova
Ekaterina Ivanova
Natalia Kleymenova
Erika Mikirticheva
Anna Okuneva
Anastasia Pershenkova
Ksenia Shevtsova
Olga Sizykh
Elena Solomyanko
Marianna Urusova
Polina Zayarnaya
Marina Zolotova
Bathilde 
Daria Darienko
Maria Potapova
Ksenia Zheltova
Polina Zayarnaya
Duke 
Stanislav Bukharaev
Ivan Mikhalev
Mikhail Pukhov
Wilfrid 
Leonid Blinkov
Roman Miller
Denis Perkovsky
Alexander Seleznev
Berthe 
Yana Bolshanina

 

Libretto by Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Mauris Petipa
Revised version by Tatiana Legat

"Giselle" is one of the most romantic tales about love. The ballet is based on the ancient tale about girls died before their weddings (so called wilis).

 

Synopsis

Act I

A small, peaceful village, bathed in sunlight. It is inhabited by simple, artless people. Giselle, a young peasant girl, is re­joicing in the sun, the blue sky, the singing of the birds and, most of all, in the happiness of pure, trusting love which has lit up her life. She is in love and is confident that she is loved. The gamekeeper, who is in love with Giselle, tries in vain to per­suade her that Albert, her loved one, is not a peasant at all but a nobleman in disguise and that he is deceiving her.

The gamekeeper manages to steal into the cottage which Albert is renting in the village and here he finds a silver sword with a coat of arms on it. Now the gamekeeper knows for sure that Albert is concealing his noble origins.

A party of distinguished noblemen, attended by a sumptuous suite, seek rest and refreshment in the village after the hunt. The peasants give their guests a cordial welcome.

Albert is embarrassed by this unexpected meeting: he tries to hide the fact he knows them for, in their company, is his betrothed, Bathilde. Meanwhile the gamekeeper shows everyone Albert’s sword and, unmasking him, tells them of the latter’s deceit. Giselle is shocked to the core by the perfidy of her loved one. The pure, crystal-clear world of her faith, hopes and dreams has been destroyed. She goes mad and dies.

Act II

Night-time. The ghostly forms of the Wilis, died brides, appear among the graves of the village church yard which is bathed in moonlight. "Dressed in bridal gowns and garlands of flow­ers…The irresistibly beautiful Wilis danced to the light of the moon. And as they felt the time given them for dancing was running out and that they had again to return to their icy graves, their dancing became more and more impassioned and ra­pid…" (Heinrich Heine).

The Wilis catch sight of the gamekeeper who, suffering from pangs of con­science, has come to visit Giselle’s grave. At the command of Mirta, the unrelenting Queen of the Wilis, the Wilis encircle the gamekeeper and make him dance until he drops lifeless, to the ground.

Albert too, is unable to forget Giselle. And, at dead of night, he co­mes to her grave. The Wilis immedi­ately encircle the youth. Albert is now threatened by the same horrify­ing fate as the gamekeeper. But the shadow of Giselle now appears and her eternal and self-sacrificing love protects and saves Albert from the anger of the Wilis.

The ghostly, white forms of the Wilis vanish with the first rays of the rising sun. And Giselle’s ethereal shadow va­nishes too, but Giselle will always be alive in Albert’s memory - the ever-present regret for a lost love, a love that is stronger than death.

Casts & Credits

Composer: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Marius Petipa

Giselle (Ballet in 2 acts) at Stanislavsky theatre from 12 Sep 2019 to 02 Oct 2019

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The epitome of Romantic ballet, Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse, and forgiveness. The role of Giselle, often described as the Hamlet of the ballet world, requires an exquisite stylist with daring dramatic and technical skills. Giselle (by Marius Petipa) is one of the world's favorite romantic ballets, and tells the story of a beautiful village girl who falls in love with a powerful Count, who is disguises himself as a fellow villager. When Giselle learns of his deception and that their love will never be, her world falls apart and she descends into madness. Full info
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