The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.
This gem of Romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in the classical repertoire, touching upon the great Romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy, and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
Music Adolphe Adam Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Running time 2 hrs 20 mins
Sun 11 Oct
French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy tailored to the Bolshoi dancers and achieves a magnetic breath taking dance. This new production staged exclusively for the Bolshoi cannot be seen anywhere else.
Sun 24 Jan
Shakespeare’s comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.
Thu 15 Oct
- Directed by: Simon Godwin
- Written by: George Farquhar
Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.
Thu 3 Sep
- 120 min
Enjoy four short ballets in one evening with this quadruple programme of Carmen, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux.
Thu 12 Nov
- 150 min
A retelling of Mary Shelley's gothic classic with choreography by Liam Scarlett and a new score by Lowell Liebermann.
Wed 18 May
A performance of the classic tale of pastoral melodrama from the Royal Ballet.
Wed 6 Apr
- 180 min
- Directed by: Frederick Ashton
A Frederick Ashton double bill featuring Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and The Two Pigeons.
Tue 26 Jan
- 132 min
The Royal Ballet performs what has become one of its signature works since its première in 1965, Kenneth MacMillan's staging of the great romantic tragedy.
Tue 22 Sep
Richard Jones directs a new production of Musorgsky’s opera on the perils of power.
Mon 21 Mar
- 180 min
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Thu 10 Dec
Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices everything for love.
Thu 4 Feb
- 180 min
- Directed by: Ivor Bolton (cond)
One of the world's finest opera companies presents Mozart's tale of a valet, the valet's girlfriend and a count with a thing about valet's girlfriends.
Mon 5 Oct
- Directed by: Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell directs a new production of Donizetti’s tragic opera.
Mon 25 Apr
Performance of the festive favourite, filmed live at the Royal Opera House.
Wed 16 Dec
- Directed by: Benoît Jacquot
- Cast: David Bižiæ, Heather Engebretson, Jonathan Summers
Based on Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther this opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s hopeless love for a woman committed to another man.
Mon 27 Jun
This Odeon opened in May 1935 and continues to serve the north London community of Barnet.
It has 5 screens.
This is a cinema of architectural importance and was awarded a Grade II listing in 1989. The architect was Edgar Simmons.
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