GISELLE is the ultimate Romantic Ballet, a tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love. English National Ballet’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a ghostly, moonlit world of mystery and menace.
GISELLE is in love with the handsome Duke Albrecht, but when she discovers that he has deceived her she dies of a broken heart. By Giselle’s grave in a mist-wreathed forest glade, vengeful spirits of abandoned brides force men to dance to their deaths. GISELLE returns as a ghost, and her deep love for Albrecht saves him from this fate.
Adolphe Adam’s music, played by English National Ballet’s symphony orchestra, is an exquisite accompaniment to the thoroughly magical choreography.
Booking Period: Wednesday, 20 January 2010 to Saturday, 23 January 2010
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 120 minutes