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.


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


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

Guest artists 

Maria Eichwald
(12, 16 eve)
Natalia Osipova
(10, 11)
David Hallberg
(10, 11)
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