Leonyid Lavrovszkij / Adolphe Adam



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Premiered in 1841, Giselle is perhaps the sole Romantic ballet that continues to be performed on every major ballet stage in the world today. The plot originates from a German legend: the wilis are brides who died before their weddings. They rise from their graves at midnight to haunt the moonlit valleys, and woe to those whom they entice to dance with them! They'll be mercilessly danced to death! As librettist Théophile Gautier put it, “The ballet came to be intimately and fertilely pervaded by everything that is mysterious, remote and unearthly.” In this fairy tale-like story, Giselle's supernatural existence after dying of a broken heart serves as the vehicle for depicting the tensions that develop between men and women, making this one of the most complex and difficult leading roles in the history of ballet. The work imposes strenuous technical demands on all of the performers: only the very finest dancers of classical ballet are capable of credibly reflecting Giselle's etherealness, the impetuosity of the male characters and the delicate movements of the wilis.

This work is being presented in the “Moscow version” created by legendary Russian choreographer Leonid Lavrovsky, as interpreted by the artists of the Hungarian National Ballet.

“The company is well suited to the classics and Giselle highlights performers’ strenghts beautifully. With strong and refined technique, dancers boast a wide range of onstage personalities.” (Lucy Van Cleef, Dance Europe)

Ballet in three acts
Age limit: over 8 years


General cast:
Conductor: Dániel Erdélyi / András Déri

Giselle: Cristina Balaban / Tatiana Melnik / Lili Felméry / Aliya Tanykpayeva Count
Albrecht, Bathilde: Zoltán Oláh / Gergely Leblanc / Gergő Ármin Balázsi / Dmitry Timofeev
Hilarion, a forester: Vladyslav Melnyk / Mikalai Radziush / Iurii Kekalo / Balázs Majoros
Myrtha, the queen of the Wilis: Elizaveta Cheprasova / Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova / Minjung Kim / Lea Földi
Peasent pas de deux male: Ievgen Lagunov / Dmitry Diachkov / András Rónai / Ryosuke Morimoto
Peasent pas de deux female: Jessica Carulla Leon / Ellina Pokhodnykh / Miyu Takamori / Yourim Lee

Composer: Adolphe Adam
Choreographer: Leonid Lavrovsky
Libretto: Théophile Gautier
Set designer: Attila Csikós
Costume designer: Nelly Vágó
Répétiteur: Mikhail Lavrovsky
Company répétiteurs: Mária Aradi / Imre Dózsa / Ildikó Pongor / Dace Radina / Edit Rujsz / Marianna Venekei

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