Giselle (Adam/Sir Peter Wright after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa - Based on the book by Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Gautier and Coralli)
One of the most popular ballets of all time, Sir Peter Wright's version of Giselle has been in The National Ballet of Canada's active repertoire since it first debuted in 1970. Based on a fairy tale about a peasant girl who falls in love with a dashing prince disguised as a commoner, Giselle follows its heroine through a haunting story of betrayal, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption. The title role of Giselle is regarded as one of ballet's most difficult due to the intensely dramatic nature of the role as well as the physical stamina required to dance the lead throughout the full-length production.
About The National Ballet of Canada
Founded by British dance star Celia Franca in 1951, the National Ballet of Canada has been a major force in the world of ballet since Rudolf Nureyev performed with it in the mid-1960s and brought the company to New York. With nearly 70 dancers and its own orchestra, the company ranks as one of the world's top international dance companies.