Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier From May 30 To June 2, 2024

Giselle, often described by critics as the ballet par excellence, has never ceased to inspire choreographers and dancers since its creation at the Paris Opera in 1841. Giselle, an innocent peasant girl, is seduced by Duke Albrecht, who, unbeknownst to her, is betrothed to another. Albrecht’s deception creates a mental crack in Giselle, who gradually sinks into madness.

This gem of the classic repertory is faithful to the grand Romantic tradition with its gestural symbolism, pointes and white tutus. With its powerful theme of undying love that transcends madness and death, this ballet pits myth against reality with a result that is both captivating and powerful. An evening of eternal beauty that you won’t soon forget!


  • Venue : Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • Producer / Presenter : Les Grands Ballets
  • Duration : 1h54 with intermission
  • Choreography : Ivan Cavallari, based on Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa | Assistant to the choreographer : Marina Villanueva
  • Music : Adolphe-Charles Adam, arr. Karl Paullsson, via Creative Commons, Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Costumes : John Dinning (1990) | Costumes adaptation : Ivan Cavallari and Mélanie Ferrero (2019) | Sets : Ivan Cavallari | Lighting : Marc Parent
  • Original libretto : Théophile Gautier & Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, based on Heinrich Heine | Libretto adaptation : Ivan Cavallari | Video content creation : Starno (2019) and Hugues Kir (2024)
  • With : Les Grands Ballets Orchestra | Conductor : Jean-Claude Picard
  • Photo credit : Sasha Onyshchenko | Dancer : Yui Sugawara

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