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Giselle

Teatro alla Scala Production

From 18 February to 13 March 2012

Running Time: 2 hours 05 minutes intermissions included

Notes on the performancesOpen 
With its tale of love, betrayal and redemption, Giselle, the ultimate Romantic ballet, continues to entice audiences with its contrast between the real world and the mysterious, shady world of the supernatural. The peasant girl Giselle and Prince Albrecht are two paradigmatic roles in the academic repertoire. As the choreography unfolds, the principals are required to vary the technical and expressive register from carefree jollity to despair, from easy-going self-assuredness to the awareness that life has no purpose without love.

La Scala’s Ballet Company will perform once again the unforgettable Coralli-Perrot choreography in the revival by Yvette Chauviré who, through her sophisticated interpretation of roles such as Giselle, has celebrated the classical tradition in all its purity. In her version of Giselle, performed for the first time at La Scala in 1950, it was Chauviré herself who starred as the ill-fated peasant girl who dreamt of love and loved to dance.

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle will alternate with Olesia Novikova and Leonid Sarafanov at select performances.

Direction 

Choreography
Jean Coralli - Jules Perrot
Choreographic revival
Yvette Chauviré
Music
Adolphe Adam
Conductor
Paul Connelly
Sets and costumes
Aleksandr Benois
recreated by
Angelo Sala e Cinzia Rosselli

Étoiles 

Svetlana Zakharova
18, 22, 24s febbraio
Roberto Bolle
18, 22, 24s febbraio

Guest Artists 

Olesia Novikova
9s, 13 marzo
Leonid Sarafanov
9s, 13 marzo

Detailed cast 

Saturday 18 February 2012 - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle’s mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Alessandro Grillo
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Antonella Albano, Antonino Sutera
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Daniela Cavalleri, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Francesca Podini
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Wednesday 22 February - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle’s mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Alessandro Grillo
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Antonella Albano, Antonino Sutera
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Daniela Cavalleri, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Francesca Podini
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Friday 24 February - 2.30 pm
Giselle
Antonella Albano
Albrecht
Claudio Coviello
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle’s mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Marco Agostino
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Daniela Cavalleri, Federico Fresi
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Sofia Rosolini
Two Willis
Daniela Cavalleri, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Friday 24 February - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle’s mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Alessandro Grillo
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Antonella Albano, Antonino Sutera
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Daniela Cavalleri, Alessandra Vassallo
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Francesca Podini
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Sunday 26 February - 3 pm
Giselle
Petra Conti
Albrecht
Eris Nezha
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle’s mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Massimo Garon
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Daniela Cavalleri, Federico Fresi
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Francesca Podini
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Tuesday 28 February - 8 pm
Giselle
Antonella Albano
Albrecht
Antonino Sutera
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle’s mother
Adeline Soluetie
Hilarion
Massimo Garon
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Daniela Cavalleri, Andreas Lochmann
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Serena Sarnataro, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Sofia Rosolini
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Friday 9 March 2012 - 2.30 pm
Giselle
Petra Conti
Albrecht
Eris Nezha
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle’s mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Massimo Garon
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Marco Agostino
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Serena sarnataro, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Regina delle Willi
Sofia Rosolini
Two Willis
Antonella Albano, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Friday 9 March 2012 - 8 pm
Giselle
Olesia Novikova
Albrecht
Leonid Sarafanov
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle’s mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Alessandro Grillo
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Serena Sarnataro, Antonino Sutera
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Denise Gazzo, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Marta Romagna
Two Willis
Alessandra Vassallo, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
Tuesday 13 March 2012 - 8 pm
Giselle
Olesia Novikova
Albrecht
Leonid Sarafanov
Duke of Courland
Matteo Buongiorno
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle’s mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Alessandro Grillo
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Marco Agostino
Giselle’s friends
Emanuela Montanari, Serena Sarnataro, Brigida Bossoni, Lara Montanaro, Chiara Fiandra, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Francesca Podini
Two Willis
Antonella Albano, Emanuela Montanari
and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company
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