On May 23, at 6pm CET, the international cultural project 'Russian seasons' website will webcast Giselle ballet by Adolphe Adam performed by the Mariinsky theatre company. A fantastic 2 act ballet can be watched free of charge thanks to the Stay home with Russian Seasons initiative and the 'Saturday with the Mariinsky theatre' programme.
Giselle is one of the most well known ballets in the world. A world premier took place in Paris in the Royal Academy of Music in 1841, whereas St.Petersburg saw the ballet in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in 1842. Marius Petipa edited the ballet and his version was staged in 1884 in St.Petersburg.
The internet audience will be in for a touching and dramatic story of love between a duke and a peasant-girl, told in the language of dance. Giselle part will be performed by a people's artist of Russia, prima ballerina of the Mariinsky, Diana Vishneva, Duke Albrecht - by a star of the Paris Opera, Mathieu Ganio, Hans - by an honored artist of Russia, a premier danseur of the Mariinsky theatre, Igor Kolb. Behind the conductor's stand - a visiting conductor of the Mariinsky, Valery Ovsyannikov.
Mystical and romantic, the ballet made its way to playbills of the leading global theatre venues and shows the two worlds converge - a physical one and an immaterial, otherworldly. The St.Petersburg Giselle in Marius Petipa's interpretation is a whole encyclopedia of performing arts.
Age restrictions: 6+
'Notwithstanding the lockdown measures and limitations, the Russian seasons cooperation with the Mariinsky theatre continues. The new Saturday with the Mariinsky promises to become a real feast for all the viewers. The Giselle ballet will leave no one unimpressed. The viewers of our project are presented with a great opportunity to enjoy one of the most famous plays in the global repertoire of never fading classics - said Alexei Lebedev, Director of ANO 'Russian Seasons'.