Ambra Vallo as Giselle; photo: Bill Cooper
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In a village deep in the mountains, two young people,
Giselle and Loys, are deeply in love. But Loys has not
been truthful with his beloved. He is actually Count
Albrecht, son of the local lord, and is already
betrothed to Bathilde, a lady, and his social equal.
Approx 2 hours and 0 minutes
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ACT I | ACT II
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Music Adolphe Adam
Revised by Joseph Horovitz
Choreography Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Marius Petipa
Additional choreography by David Bintley
Production David Bintley; Galina Samsova
Designs Hayden Griffin
Lighting Mark Jonathan
Sponsored (1999) by Powergen UK plc
Paris Opéra Ballet, 28 June 1841, Paris Opéra
First performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet
1 October 1999, Birmingham Hippodrome
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