A chance to see The Royal Ballet in one of the most popular Romantic ballets of all time.  The story of Giselle brings together an engaging mix of human passions, supernatural forces and the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love.  The production by Sir Peter Wright catches the atmosphere of this great Romantic ballet, especially in the perfection of its second Act, with ghostly maidens drifting through the forest in spectacular patterns – one of the most famous of any scenes for the corps de ballet. Giselle dances with lightness and fragility, giving the impression of floating through the mist.  This is one of the Royal Ballet’s most loved and admired productions, faithful to the spirit of the 1841 original, yet always fresh at each revival.  This live transmission from the Royal Opera House at the Phoenix Picturehouse on Monday 27th January features the company’s new star dancer Natalia Osipova in the title role, partnered by Carlos Acosta.


Choreography Marius Petipa
Scenario Théophile Gautier
Production Peter Wright
Additional choreography Peter Wright
Music Adolphe Adam
Designs John Macfarlane
Original lighting Jennifer Tipton
Lighting design David Finn
Staging Christopher Carr


Conductor Boris Gruzin
Giselle Natalia Osipova
Albrecht Carlos Acosta
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Run Time: 150 mins approx. (incl. one interval)

The show time given is the curtain-up time; doors open 15 minutes earlier.

Performance:  Monday 27th January 2014, 7.15pm

Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AE

To book online:  http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Phoenix_Picturehouse/film/Roh_Live_Giselle/

or call the Box Office:  0871 902 5736 (10p a minute from a landline)