Music: Adolphe Adam
Choerography: Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto: Théophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Synopsis: The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion...
The ballet: Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.