Giselle . Premiere: Saturday, May 11, 2019. Teatre Joventut. L´Hospitalet de Ll.
Music: Adolphe Adam and Minkus
Choreographic adaptation : Roser Muñoz and Joan Boix, according to the original by Jules Perot, Jean Coralli and Petipa
Libretto: Théophile Gautier
Interpreters : Dancers from the Catalonia Dance Center training course
Duration: 90 min (intermission)
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An absolute masterpiece of romantic ballet, it is set in a country setting in Germany in medieval times. The story it tells is inspired by the work “De l´ Allemagne ”that Heinrich Heine had written in 1835. A beautiful and fragile young Giselle dies after suffering a love disappointment. Upon death "maiden" will become a night spirit of the forest, a Willi.
One night, when his esteemed Duke Albrecht, the cause of his death, is punished by the Willis in the forest, Giselle showing her eternal love, will save the lover by protecting him from Myrtha, the Queen of the Willis.