AROP evening — Ballet


04 Feb. 2020

  • 2h00 with 1 intermission
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire


Production de 1990 - Jean Coralli et Jules Perrot

  • Libretto

    Théophile Gautier

  • Music

    Adolphe Adam

  • Conductor

    Koen Kessels

  • Choreography

    Jean Coralli

  • Choreography

    Jules Perrot

  • Adaptation

    Patrice Bart

  • Adaptation

    Eugène Polyakov

  • Set design

    Alexandre Benois

  • Sets realized by

    Silvano Mattei

  • Costume design

    Alexandre Benois

  • Costumes realized by

    Claudie Gastine

The ultimate romantic ballet, Giselle marked the apogee of a new aesthetic that saw diaphanous tutus, white gauze, tulle and tarlatan take over the stage. The Willis bring the illusion of immateriality to this ghostly transfiguration of a tragedy. First performed at the Académie royale de Musique on June 28, 1841, the ballet travelled to Russia, then temporarily disappeared from the repertoire before finally returning to France in 1910. Today’s version by Patrice Bart and Eugene Polyakov – which closely follows Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s original choreography – continues to reaffirm the ballet’s early success. Bright, earthly scenes and spectral, nocturnal visions: dance becomes the language of the soul and the ballerina’s ethereal presence seems to defy gravity.

Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet
Orchestre Pasdeloup


Production de 1990 - Jean Coralli et Jules Perrot

  • Giselle

    Dorothée Gilbert

  • Albrecht

    Mathieu Ganio

  • Myrtha

    Valentine Colasante

  • Bathilde

    Sarah Kora Dayanova

  • Hilarion

    Audric Bezard

  • Le Duc de Courlande

    Yann Chailloux

  • Pas de deux (paysanne)

    Marine Ganio

  • Pas de deux (paysan)

    Francesco Mura

  • Willis

    Marine Ganio

  • Eleonore Guérineau

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:20

    Intermission cocktail

  • 20:40

    Second part

  • 21:35

    End of the performance

  • 21:35