What did you think of the live cinema relay of this classic Romantic ballet?
The peasant girl Giselle discovers the true identity of her lover Albrecht – and that he is promised to another.
Giselle is the classic ballet of the Romantic era. It transformed the dance world when it was first performed in Paris in 1841 and remains at the centre of the classical repertory. Giselle’s essence has remained the same through many different productions in well over a century of continuous performance. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet is based on Marius Petipa’s classic version (after the original 1841 choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli), which was first staged in St Petersburg in 1884.
- Marius Petipa
after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
- Adolphe Adam
- Théophile Gautier
after Heinrich Heine
- Peter Wright
- Additional choreography
- Peter Wright
- John Macfarlane
- Original lighting
- Jennifer Tipton
- Lighting re-created by
- David Finn
Giselle Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
Another chance to watch backstage films screened as part of the live cinema relay.
Peter Wright’s hauntingly beautiful ballet stars Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.
To find out more visit the Giselle (2014) production page.