Giselle

Jean Coralli - Jules Perrot

Ballet in two acts by Jules-Henry Vernoy de Saint-Georges from Théophile Gautier

 

Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala


Teatro alla Scala Production

 

From 2 to 17 April 2015

Running Time: 2 hours 05 minutes intermission included

Notes on the performancesOpen 
A tale of love, betrayal and redemption set amid joyous peasant celebrations and the pallid host of Wilis, as fascinating as they are ruthless: Giselle, the romantic ballet par excellence, continues to attract audiences with its contrast between a sunny world and a dark and terrible kingdom inhabited by spirits. La Scala’s Corps de Ballet will once again bring the unforgettable choreography of Coralli-Perrot to the stage in the revival by Yvette Chauviré, whose attention to and refinement of roles such as Giselle have exalted the classical tradition in all its purity and won her worldwide fame. Her version, which made its La Scala debut in 1950, starred herself in the role of the unfortunate country girl who dreamed of love and loved to dance. On podium Patrick Fournillie, a specialist in the French repertoire, on stage on 2, 4, 7, 9 April Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle.

Direction 

Music
Adolphe Adam
Choreography
Jean Coralli - Jules Perrot
Choreographic revival
Yvette Chauviré
Conductor
Patrick Fournillier
Sets and costumes
Aleksandr Benois
Reworked by
Angelo Sala and Cinzia Rosselli

Étoiles 

Svetlana Zakharova
(2, 4, 7, 9)
Roberto Bolle
(2, 4, 7, 9)

Guest artists 

Maria Eichwald
(12, 16 eve)
Natalia Osipova
(10, 11)
Sergei Polunin
(10, 11)

Detailed cast 

Thursday 2 Aprile 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle's mother
Deborah Gismondi
Hilarion
Mick Zeni
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Massimo Garon
Peasant Pas de deux
Vittoria Valerio, Antonino Sutera
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Nicoletta Manni
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 3 Aprile 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Vittoria Valerio
Albrecht
Antonino Sutera
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Marco Agostino
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Federico Fresi
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Giulia Schembri, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Denise Gazzo
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 4 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Il Principe Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle's mother
Deborah Gismondi
Hilarion
Mick Zeni
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Massimo Garon
Peasant Pas de deux
Vittoria Valerio, Antonino Sutera
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Nicoletta Manni
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Tuesday 7 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Il Principe Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle's mother
Deborah Gismondi
Hilarion
Mick Zeni
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Massimo Garon
Peasant Pas de deux
Vittoria Valerio, Walter Madau
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Nicoletta Manni
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Wednesday 8 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Lusymay Di Stefano
Il Principe Albrecht
Antonino Sutera
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Marco Agostino
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Gaia Andreano’, Mattia Semperboni
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Giulia Schembri
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Thursday 9 Aprile 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova
Il Principe Albrecht
Roberto Bolle
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Serena Colombi
Giselle's mother
Deborah Gismondi
Hilarion
Mick Zeni
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Massimo Garon
Peasant Pas de deux
Vittoria Valerio, Antonino Sutera
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Nicoletta Manni
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Alessandra Vassallo
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 10 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Natalia Osipova
Il Principe Albrecht
Sergei Polunin
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Marco Agostino
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Federico Fresi
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Giulia Schembri, Lusymay di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 11 April 2015 - ore 20
Giselle
Natalia Osipova
Il Principe Albrecht
Sergei Polunin
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Marco Agostino
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Alessandra Vassallo, Walter Madau
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Nicoletta Manni
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Alessandra Vassallo
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Sunday 12 April 2015 - ore 20
Giselle
Maria Eichwald
Il Principe Albrecht
Claudio Coviello
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle's mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Massimo Garon
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Gaia Andreano’, Mattia Semperboni
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Thursday 16 April 2015 - ore 14.30
Giselle
Nicoletta Manni
Il Principe Albrecht
Timofej Andrijashenko
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Christian Fagetti
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Gaia Andreano’, Walter Madau
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Denise Gazzo, Lusymay di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Denise Gazzo
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Thursday 16 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Maria Eichwald
Il Principe Albrecht
Claudio Coviello
Duke of Courland
Giuseppe Conte
Princess Bathilde
Raffaella Benaglia
Giselle's mother
Adeline Souletie
Hilarion
Massimo Garon
Wilfried
Riccardo Massimi
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Federico Fresi
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Giulia Schembri, Lusymay Di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Alessandra Vassallo
Two Willis
Antonina Chapkina, Denise Gazzo
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 17 April 2015 - 8 pm
Giselle
Nicoletta Manni
Albrecht
Timofej Andrijashenko
Duke of Courland
Riccardo Massimi
Princess Bathilde
Caroline Westcombe
Giselle's mother
Monica Vaglietti
Hilarion
Christian Fagetti
Wilfried
Massimo Garon
Hunter
Matthew Endicott
Peasant Pas de deux
Denise Gazzo, Antonino Sutera
Giselle's friends
Marta Gerani, Daniela Cavalleri, Serena Sarnataro, Stefania Ballone, Giulia Schembri, Lusymay di Stefano
Myrtha, Queen of the Willis
Antonina Chapkina
Two Willis
Gaia Andreanò, Vittoria Valerio
and Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet

Due to a long recovery from a surgery, that forced him to withdraw from all his scheduled performances of spring 2015, David Hallberg cannot be on stage in Giselle performances of April 10th and 11th. Partner of Natalia Osipova will be Sergei Polunin.
Milan, 13 March 2015

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