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English National Ballet

Giselle

A classic production of one of the greatest Romantic ballets.

17 Jan - 22 Jan 2017

Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal, a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love.

A young peasant girl, Giselle, is in love with the handsome Albrecht, a Duke who hides from her his nobility and his engagement to another. When she discovers he has deceived her, she is driven to madness, and dies of a broken heart.

The vengeful spirits of abandoned brides gather by her grave, ready to welcome Giselle into their fold, and force men to dance to their death. Will Giselle’s love protect Albrecht from his fate?

Moving from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s production of Giselle features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. Adolphe Adam’s score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, adds to the lush atmosphere.

For details of principal casting visit ballet.org.uk >> (Casting is subject to change. ENB will endeavour to give as much notice as possible via their website and social media).

'Has the power to hold an audience enthralled and send it home in tears'

The Observer

'All the power of the work comes through in this marvellous production. So too does the power of ballet itself'

The Daily Telegraph

8 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 15mins

Running time includes one interval of approximately 20 minutes.

Tickets from £14 – £79 plus booking fee.*

* ENB charges £1.75 transaction fee online/£3.50 transaction fee for phone bookings.

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Creative Team

Mary Skeaping

Production and Choreography

Adolphe Adam

Music

Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, revised by Marius Petipa

Original Choreography

David Walker

Design

David Mohr

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