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Giselle DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2014

Giselle DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2014

Natalia Osipova makes her debut as a Principal with The Royal Ballet in one of the most demanding dramatic roles in the repertory.
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Giselle remains one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time. The story brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces, and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love. The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its White Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns – one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist.

 This is one of The Royal Ballet’s most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original yet always fresh at each revival. This performance features former Bolshoi star and now Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova in a breath-taking interpretation of the title role.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Music: Adolphe Adam

Giselle: Natalia Osipova

Albrecht: Carlos Acosta

Hilarion: Thomas Whitehead

Wilfred: Johannes Stepanek

Berthe: Deirdre Chapman

The Duke: Christopher Saunders

Bathilde: Christina Arestis

Myrtha: Hikaru Kobayashi

Moyna: Elizabeth Harrod

Zulme: Akane Takada

 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 

Conductor: Boris Gruzin

Concert Master: Peter Manning

Choreography: Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot

Scenario: Théophile Gautier after Heinrich Heine

Production and additional choreography: Peter Wright

Designs: John Macfarlane

Original lighting: Jennifer Tipton recreated by David Finn

Staging: Christopher Carr

 

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, January 2014

Plus: The Romance of Giselle / The Corps de ballet in Giselle and a cast gallery. 

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1 (5.0 DTS)

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Duration: 113 mins

Subtitles: N/A

Categories:

DVDs > Ballet
Current Repertory > Natalia Osipova
DVDs > Royal Opera House Titles
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles

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