12 Oct-19 Nov ’23
Dutch National Opera & Ballet , Main Stage + Tour
2:15, incl. 1 interval
From € 27
In 2009, Rachel Beaujean and Ricardo Bustamante created their own new version of what is probably the most romantic production in the classical ballet repertoire. Their successful interpretation of Giselle conquered not only the hearts of Dutch audiences, but also those of spectators in countries like Spain, China and Colombia. Beaujean says, “If it’s presented well, Giselle goes much further than skin-deep.”
Please note that Giselle could be seen until 19 November 2023. If you would like to see another famous romantic ballet classic, we recommend Raymonda (9 Dec '23-1 Jan '24).
Photo: Marta Syrko
Choreography Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Production and additional choreography Rachel Beaujean and Ricardo Bustamante
Set and costume design Toer van Schayk
Music Adolphe Adam – Giselle, ou les Wilis (1841)
Musical accompaniment Dutch Ballet Orchestra conducted by Ermanno Florio / second conductor during the tour Nathan Brock
Along with the printed programme book, we also offer online programme information for this performance. The online programme will take you behind the scenes with in-depth stories, articles, and interviews with the creators and cast.
Giselle is a young peasant girl. She enjoys dancing. Her mother is concerned. This is due to Giselle’s weak heart. She is concerned that Giselle would suffer harm as a result of all of her dancing...
‘Giselle is our Night Watch, as it were’
5 reasons to look forward to ... Giselle
Dutch Ballet Orchestra
Dutch Ballet Orchestra’s mission is ‘to inspire movement in dance’. Since its inception in 1965, the orchestra has been the proud musical partner of Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater. In every performance, the orchestra searches for inspiring synergy between music and dance, in order to give the audience a magical experience.
Brief explanation of the history, story and music of Giselle.
Podcast - Giselle - introduction - in Dutch
Interview with Rachel Beaujean - Associate Artistic Director of Dutch National Ballet and responsible for the adaptation of Giselle in cooperation with Ricardo Bustamente. In this podcast, she talks about the search for the original material, the retranslation she and Ricardo made together and their choices and considerations.