On 19th January, The Royal Ballet’s Giselle will be broadcast live to cinemas around the country. You can check here for a list of participating venues. Also when you visit the Opus Arte site, there is a lovely video shot in slo-mo of Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather in Giselle.
Giselle is one of the most influential of all Romantic ballets, and one of the greatest and most popular works of the dance canon and of The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The title role presents the transcendental power of a woman’s love in the face of betrayal and is one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging roles in classical dance – not surprisingly, it is here a great showcase for the leading ballerinas of the Company.
Peter Wright’s sensitive staging in the atmospheric designs by John Macfarlane heightens the contrast as the story moves between the human and supernatural worlds.
This production stars Royal Ballet principals Marianela Nuñez and Rupert Pennefather.
The other casting for main roles is as follows :
Hilarion – Gary Avis
Berthe – Genesia Rosato
Bathilde – Christina Arestis
Pas de Six – Yuhui Choe, Steven McRae, Akane Takada, Valentino Zucchetti, Iohna Loots, Paul Kay
Myrtha – Helen Crawford
Moyna – Samantha Raine
Zulme – Sian Murphy
- The Royal Ballet
- Artists of The Royal Ballet
- Composer Adolphe Adam
- Choreographer Marius Petipa after Jean Coralli and Jules Perro
- Additional Choreography Peter Wright