PREVIEW: Giselle Returns to the Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic tale of love and betrayal returns the Royal Opera House from the 26th February to the 15th April. 

As one of the most famous romantic ballets to be created and a signature work in The Royal Ballet’s repertoire, Peter Wright’s production of  Giselle  will return to the Royal Opera House in a few weeks.

The role of Giselle is considered to be one of the most challenging but also most coveted roles in ballet to play. This revival will see Akane Takada and Iana Salenko making their debuts in the role.

They will be joined in this production by Royal Ballet Principals Matthew Golding and Vadim Muntagirov, and First Soloist Ryoichi Hirano who will make their debuts as Count Albrecht.

Giselle. Marianela Nuñez as Giselle. ©ROH, Johan Persson.jpg
Marianela Nunez as Giselle. (C)ROH, Johan Persson.

Set in a Medieval Rhineland village, Giselle tells the story of a peasant girl who is driven to her death when deceived by her aristocratic lover Count Albrecht. Filled with remorse, Albrecht visits her moonlit grave where he is condemned to death by the vengeful Wilis, ghosts of young women who died before their wedding day. However, Giselle’s love transcends death and she saves her lover from his fate.

Giselle will return to the main stage at the Royal Opera House from the 26th February to the 15th April. If you can’t catch it live, then there will be a special cinema screening on Wednesday 6th April. To book tickets visit:, Discount,  Love, Theatre, UK



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