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ballet Giselle by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, music by Adolphe Adam Nadia Nerina (Giselle), Nikolai Fadeyetchev (Albrecht) – The Royal Ballet

Nadia Nerina (Giselle), Nikolai Fadeyetchev (Albrecht) – The Royal Ballet

Giselle by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, music by Adolphe Adam Nadia Nerina (Giselle), Nikolai Fadeyetchev (Albrecht) – The Royal Ballet

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The ballet was in fact a reworking by its choreographer, Mikhail Fokine, who several years earlier had created Chopiniana, his hommage to the Romantic ballets of the past. The work does not have a story – as Karsavina says in the introduction, it is a 'Romantic reverie'. The only male dancer (John Field in this recording) plays the role of a Poet. The corps de ballet and the three female soloists, Alicia Markova, Violetta Elvin and Svetlana Beriosova, have strong links with the Ballets russes and Russia.

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Cast

  • Jean Coralli | Choreographer
  • Jules Perrot | Choreographer
  • Jane Scrase-Dickins | Costumes
  • George Djurkovic | Set designer
  • Peter Wright | Ballet master
  • Nadia Nerina | Giselle
  • Nikolai Fadeyechev | Albrecht
  • Niels Bjorn Larsen | Hilarion
  • Lydia Sokolova | Mother
  • Margaret Hill | Queen of the Wilis
  • Julia Farron | Princess Bathilde
  • Alfred Rodrigues | Prince of Courland
  • Peter Wright | Wilfried
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Hugo Rignold | Conductor

Program

  • Adolphe Adam / Jean Coralli / Jules Perrot, Giselle
    • I: Overture

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Margaret Dale
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 01 min
  • Production: © BBC, under licence to International Classical Artists Ltd
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