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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.

Cast
Giselle
    Balaban Cristina / Melnik Tatiana / Felméry Lili / Tanykpayeva Aliya
Albert gróf, Bathilde vőlegénye
    Oláh Zoltán / Leblanc Gergely / Balázsi Gergő Ármin / Timofeev Dmitry
Hilarion, erdész
    Melnyk Vladyslav / Radziush Mikalai / Kekalo Iurii / Majoros Balázs
Myrtha, a villik királynője
    Cheprasova Elizaveta / Ivanova-Skoblikova Sofia / Kim Minjung / Földi Lea
Paraszt pas de deux fiú
    Lagunov Ievgen / Diachkov Dmitry / Rónai András / Morimoto Ryosuke
Paraszt pas de deux lány
    Carulla Leon Jessica / Pokhodnykh Ellina / Takamori Miyu / Lee Yourim

Credits
Conductor: Erdélyi Dániel / Déri András
Composer: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Leonyid Lavrovszkij
Libretto: Théophile Gautier
Set designer: Csikós Attila
Costume designer: Vágó Nelly
Répétiteur: Mihail Lavrovszkij
Company répétiteurs:    
Radina Dace / Venekei Marianna / Pongor Ildikó / Kövessy Angéla / Dózsa Imre / Aradi Mária

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