Adolphe Adam

Historic Stage Ballet in two acts Production by Yuri Grigorovich


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Choreography - Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Mauris Petipa

Choreographic version - Yuri Grigorovich

Designer - Simon Virsaladze

Music Director - Alexander Kopylov

Lighting Designer - Mikhail Sokolov

Presented with one interval. Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes.
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Act I

A small, peaceful village, bathed in sunlight. It is inhabited by simple, artless people. Giselle, a young peasant girl, is re¬joicing in the sun, the bluesky, the singing of the birds and, most of all, in the happiness of pure, trusting love which has lit up her life. She is in love and is confident that she is loved. The gamekeeper, who is in lovewith Giselle, tries in vain to per¬suade her that Albrecht, her loved one, is not a peasant at all but a nobleman in disguise and that he is deceiving her.

The gamekeeper manages to steal into the cottage which Albrecht is renting in the village and here he finds a silver sword with a coat of arms on it. Now the gamekeeper knows for sure that Albrechtis concealing his noble origins.

A party of distinguished noblemen, attended by a sumptuous suite, seek rest and refreshment in the village after the hunt. The peasants give their guests a cordial welcome.

Albrecht is embarrassed by this unexpected meeting: he tries to hide the fact he knows them for, in their company, is his betrothed, Bathilde. Meanwhile the gamekeeper shows everyone Albrecht’s swordand, unmasking him, tells them of the latter’s deceit. Giselle is shocked to the core by the perfidy of her loved one. The pure, crystal-clear world of her faith, hopes and dreams has been destroyed.She goes mad and dies.

Act II

Night-time. The ghostly forms of the Wilis, died brides, appear among the graves of the village church yard which is bathed in moonlight. “Dressed inbridal gowns and garlands of flow¬ers...The irresistibly beautiful Wilis danced to the light of the moon. And as they felt the time given them for dancing was running out and that they had again toreturn to their icy graves, their dancing became more and more impassioned and ra¬pid...” (Heinrich Heine).

The Wilis catch sight of the gamekeeper who, suffering from pangs of con¬science, has come to visit Giselle’s grave. At the command of Myrtha, the unrelenting Queen of the Wilis, the Wilis encirclethe gamekeeper and make him dance until he drops lifeless, to the ground.

Albrecht too, is unable to forget Giselle. And, at dead of night, he co¬mes to her grave. The Wilis immedi¬ately encircle the youth. Albrecht is now threatened by the same horrify¬ing fate as thegamekeeper. But the shadow of Giselle now appears and her eternal and self-sacrificing love protects and saves Albrecht from the anger of the Wilis.

The ghostly, white forms of the Wilis vanish with the first rays of the rising sun. And Giselle’s ethereal shadow va¬nishes too, but Giselle will always be alive in Albrecht’s memory — theever-present regret for a lost love, a love that is stronger than death.

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    Booklet [11 November 19:00]
  • Giselle, peasant girl:
    Nelli Kobakhidze Ekaterina Shipulina Marianna Ruzhkina Svetlana Lunkina Ekaterina Krusanova Nina Kaptsova Svetlana Zakharova Galina Stepanenko Nadezhda Gracheva Natalia Osipova Anastasia Stashkevich Anna Nikulina Kristina Kretova Anastasia Goryacheva Anna Antonicheva
  • Count Albrecht:
    Dmitriy Gudanov Alexander Volchkov Artem Schpilevskiy Sergei Filin Andrey Uvarov Vladimir Polunin Vladimir Neporozhniy Roberto Bolle Nikolay Tsiskaridze Andrey Merkuriev Ivan Vasiliev Semen Chudin David Kholberg Ruslan Skvortsov Artem Ovcharenko Mikhail Lobukhin Vladislav Lantratov
  • Hans, the gamekeeper:
    Andrey Merkuriev Vitaliy Biktimorov Denis Savin Yuriy Baranov Alexander Voituk Georgiy Geraskin Timofey Lavrenuk Ruslan Pronin Dmitriy Dorokhov Alexsander Petukhov Ilya Ruzhakov
  • Berthe, Giselle's mother:
    Anna Antropova Anastasia Vinokur Anna Nakhapetova Elena Bukanova Evgenia Volochkova
  • Bathilde, Albrecht's bride:
    Maria Isplatovskaya Kristina Karaseva Olga Suvorova Maria Zharkova Ekaterina Barukina Vera Borisenkova Anna Grigorieva Ksenia Lelushkina
  • Duke, father to Bathilde:
    Alexsander Fadeechev Georgiy Geraskin Alexei Loparevich Andrey Sitnikov Ilya Vorontsov Yuriy Ostrovskiy
  • Wilfreed, count's armour bearer:
    Andrei Melanyin Maxim Valukin Ivan Alexeev Yan Godovskiy Alexander Voituk Alexander Vorobiev Karim Abdullin Egor Simachev Ruslan Pronin Timofey Lavrenuk Dmitriy Dorokhov Vladislav Lantratov
  • Giselle's friends:
    Anzhelina Vorontsova Maria Zharkova Olga Suvorova Elena Kulaeva Olga Barichka Natalia Malandina Viktoria Yakusheva Natalia Vuskubenko Irina Semirechenskaya Yulia Efimova Yanina Parienko Angelina Karpova Anna Okuneva Svetlana Kozlova Sofya Lyubimova Olga Marchenkova Yulia Grebenschikova Ana Turazashvili Irina Fedotova Anna Tikhomirova Anastasia Meskova Maria Vinogradova Anna Antropova Alesya Gradova Nina Golskaya Olga Smirnova Anna Nikulina Irina Zibrova Tamara Mironova (Abalaleya) Ekaterina Krusanova Anna Leonova Nelli Kobakhidze Olga Kishneva Victoria Litvinova Maria Bogdanovich Dzhu Yun Be Svetlana Gnedova Anna Rebezkaya Maria Prorvich Anna Tatarova Elena Kazakova Ksenia Zhiganshina Daria Vorokhobko Yulia Belova Anna Balukova Anastasia Shilova
  • Myrtha, the Queen of Wilis:
    Natalia Vuskubenko Ekaterina Shipulina Anna Leonova Anastasia Yatsenko Galina Stepanenko Maria Allash Anastasia Meskova Olga Smirnova Maria Alexandrova Elena Andrienko Anna Antonicheva Maria Semenyachenko Angelina Karpova Anna Okuneva
  • Conductor:
    Alexei Bogorad Pavel Sorokin Alexander Kopulov Pavel Klinichev Igor Dronov
  • Two Wilis:
    Anzhelina Vorontsova Anastasia Yatsenko Maria Zharkova Olga Suvorova Anna Tikhomirova Viktoria Yakusheva Natalia Vuskubenko Irina Semirechenskaya Yanina Parienko Anna Okuneva Yulia Lunkina Nelli Kobakhidze Ana Turazashvili Elena Kulaeva Maria Vinogradova Nina Golskaya Olga Smirnova Anna Nikulina Tamara Mironova (Abalaleya) Ekaterina Krusanova Anna Leonova Dzhu Yun Be Ksenia Kern Maria Prorvich Nina Golskaya Elena Kazakova Ksenia Zhiganshina
  • Peasant Pas de Deux:
    Alexander Voituk Daria Khokhlova Anna Okuneva Chinara Alizade Igor Tsvirko Denis Medvedev Andrey Bolotin Klim Efimov Anna Tikhomirova Michail Kochan Vyacheclav Lopatin Batur Annadurduev Kristina Kretova Anastasia Stashkevich Daria Bochkova Maria Mishina Natalia Osipova Morikhiro Ivata Dmitriy Zagrebin Anastasia Gubanova Maria Bogdanovich Dzhu Yun Be Ksenia Kern Diana Kosureva Margarita Shrainer Georgiy Gusev Alexander Smolyaninov Andrey Evdokimov Ksenia Zhiganshina Ksenia Pchelkina


    Booklet [12 November 19:00]
  • Giselle:
    Svetlana Zakharova