St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre


ballet in two acts

X International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY

Ballet de L'Opera de Lyon, Directeur: Yorgos Loukos



Choreography by Mats Ek
Music by* Adolphe Adam
Choreography by Mats Ek
Set and Costume design by Marie-Louise Ekman
Lighting by Jorgen Jansson
Assistant Choreographers: Ana Laguna, Monica Mengarelli
Assistant Production Designer: Peder Freiij
Assistant Costume Designer: Katrin Brännström


The tour is taking place as part of the Year of Russia and France with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation  Год Франции и России
Посольство Франции в России   Французский культурный центр в Москве   Французский институт в Санкт-Петербурге   Челябинское концертное объединение

The performance will last 1 hour and 50 minutes.
There will be one interval.

The production was staged by The Cullberg Ballet in 1982.
On 22 March 2009 the ballet entered the repertoire of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon.

* The performance features a recording of Adam’s Giselle by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo under Richard Bonynge on the Decca label. Mats Ek preferred a recording to a live performance in order to retain the every small nuance of the rhythmical sketch on which he founded his choreography in this ballet. The use of recorded music thus allows the dancers to work at the same tempo every time.

Age category 6+

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