St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

Giselle

fantasy ballet in two acts

Performance by the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theatre

Performers

Soloists of the Leonid Yakobson Ballet Theatre

Credits

Music by Adolphe Adam
Choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Libretto by Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Théophile Gautier and Jean Coralli
Scenography and Costume design by Vyacheslav Okunev


Running time 2 hours 10 minutes
The performance has one interval


Established in 1969 by Leonid Veniaminovich Yakobson, the St Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre rightly bears the name of its founder and carefully preserves the traditions he laid down. Today the company is developing several trends in its repertoire – the classics, Leonid Yakobson’s own works and productions by contemporary Russian choreographers. The theatre’s work has received a special prize from the Golden Mask festival jury (for the production The Wedding Cortege), St Petersburg’s highest theatre prize the Golden Sofit and the Taglioni Prize, established in 2014 by the Vladimir Malakhov Foundation (for the programme Classical Miniatures by Leonid Yakobson). The company performs at various theatres in St Petersburg, appears at major international festivals and performs in towns and cities throughout Russia, France, Italy, Spain, the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Finland, Croatia, Switzerland, Belarus and Estonia.

 

Artistic Director – Honoured Artist of Russia, Andrian Fadeyev

Age category 6+

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