Libreto: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges a Théophile Gautier v úpravě Michala Štípy Choreografie: Michal Štípa Jean Coralli Jules Perrot Marius Petipa Choreografie a režie: Michal Štípa Asistent choreografie: Guido Sarno Hudební nastudování: Petr Šumník Dirigent: Petr Šumník Tomáš Hanák Scéna a kostýmy: Aleš Valášek Light design: Martin Špetlík Baletní mistři: Guido Sarno, Jan Fousek

Actors:

Giselle: Yui Kyotani / Risa Maruyama / Francesca Raule / Emily-Joy Smith
Vévoda Albert: Benjamin Cook / Stefano Sacco / Guido Sarno
Hilarion: Antonín Blahuta / Lukáš Cenek / Benjamin Cook / Seamus Wilkinson
Bathilde: Rachel Hickey / Chloe Jones
Fritz: Andrea Canalicchio / Hodaka Maruyama / Stefano Sacco
Běta: Katarina Gajic / Hana Madecká / Francesca Raule / Caroline Rees
Karla: Jones Chloe / Hana Madecká / Risa Maruyama
Berthe, matka Giselle: Petra Glacová / Michaela Tsepeleva Horká
Myrtha, královna víl: Rachel Hickey / Yui Kyotani / Ludmila Novotná
První víla: Katarina Gajic / Francesca Raule / Caroline Rees
Druhá víla: Chloe Jones / Risa Maruyama / Hana Madecká / Emily-Joy Smith

Adolphe Charles Adam

Giselle

Story of love at first sight

The story of Giselle was inspired by a Slavic legend about single girls who die just before their weddings. Those girls turn into fairies after their death and appear to lonely passers-by as they dance to death. Giselle, a village girl who is in love with a nobleman Albert, meets the same destiny as she passes away just before her wedding and turns into a fairy. Does the same fate await Albert as the other passers-by go around in circles in the forest? Or does Giselle save him from a certain death?

It was none otherless than Adolphe Charles Adam who composed music to this popular romantic ballet. Michal Štípa, choreographer and stage director of this performance, studied the piece with his dance ensemble according to the classic version of Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa, that is as it is danced all around the world.