GISELLE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam /Dedicated to the 90th anniversary of prof. Peter Lukanov/

Duration 2:00 Intermission 1
GISELLE

Synopsis

Synopsis Act I A village in Lorraine. It is grape-harvest time. Giselle is in love with Albert who recently appeared in the village. In vain the gamekeeper Hans is warning her that the young man wasn’t sincere towards her. Very soon he also finds proves for that – the count’s hat of Albert in the hunter’s hut rented by him. To the village are coming nearer noble hunters. Everybody welcomes with hospitality the Duke, his daughter Bathilde and their suite. The fallen in love with Giselle gamekeeper reveals Albert’s fraud – he is a count and soon he was going to marry his fiancée Bathilde. Giselle cannot stand that, she runs mad and dies. Act II It is night time. Hans comes to Giselle’s grave. His grieve is inconsolable. Out of the moon rays emerges Myrtha’s shadow evoking to dance the Wilis – virgins who died before their weddings. They are carrying away Hans with their dance. He cannot tear himself away of the dance and perishes. Albert who is also deeply grieving for Giselle comes to her grave. Hans’s faith is expecting him too, but Giselle saves him. Her love inspires strength to him and he dances with the Wilis until dawn. The shadows of the Wilis, Myrtha and Giselle get melted. Albert remains to live with the pain for his lost love, stronger than death.

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22.10.2021 / 19:00

Marta Petkova
GISELLE

Marta Petkova

Emil Yordanov
ALBERT

Emil Yordanov

Vyara Ivancheva
Solo Wilis

Vyara Ivancheva

Kristina Chochanova - Ivanova
Solo Wilis, Pas de Deux

Kristina Chochanova - Ivanova

Francesco Congiusti
Pas de Deux

Francesco Congiusti

Bogomil Menchise
Wilfrede

Bogomil Menchise

Production team:

Boris Spasov
Conductor

Boris Spasov

Peter Lukanov
Choreography and directing

Peter Lukanov

Radostin Chomakov
Set designer

Radostin Chomakov

Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova
Costume designer

Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova

Aleksandar Aleksandrov
Artistic director of the ballet

Aleksandar Aleksandrov

Maria Ilieva
Ballet Master-Repetiteur

Maria Ilieva

Yasen Valchanov
Ballet Master-Repetiteur

Yasen Valchanov

Riolina Topalova
Assistant and Stage Manager

Riolina Topalova

Alexandra Ivanova
Accompanist

Alexandra Ivanova