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Giselle Digital Programme

A digital programme containing specially selected films, articles and exclusives to bring you closer to the production.


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Introduction to the ballet

A quick guide to the quintessential Romantic ballet.

Watch: the trailer

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death.


A full synopsis of The Royal Ballet's production of Giselle

Production Photographs

An Interview with Peter Wright

For this Season’s revival of the Royal Ballet classic Giselle, Mark Monahan asks choreographer Peter Wright about the creation of his production.

The Music of Giselle

Explore Adolphe Adam's music, with extracts from a recording of the score

The Drama of Mime in Giselle

How the ballet uses gesture and mime to tell a compelling story

Romantic inspirations

The Choreography and the prima ballerina

How Giselle became the perfect technical vehicle for the ballerina and formed the foundation of all the popular traits that have since become synonymous with classical ballet.

Live Cinema cast

Exclusive Film: Conductor Barry Wordsworth on the music of Giselle

Guest Principal Conductor Barry Wordsworth discusses what he finds so compelling about the music of Giselle.

Exclusive Film: Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov

Marianela Nuñez (Giselle) and Vadim Muntagirov (Albrecht) discuss dancing with each other in Giselle

Watch: Rehearsing Giselle

Producer Peter Wright and Principal dancers Natalia Osipova and Carlos Acosta discuss rehearsing the quintessential Romantic ballet.


Production team, Conductor and Principal dancers for this Season's performances


Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Ballet staff

Giselle available on DVD and Blu-ray

Natalia Osipova makes her debut as a Principal with The Royal Ballet in one of the most demanding dramatic roles in the repertory