to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Alfred Shnitke, Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam
to music by Anatoly Korolyov
Georges Bizet–Rodion Shchedrin
to music by Sergei Prokofiev
to music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
to music by Frederic Chopin
to music by Valery Gavrilin
Ludvig Minkus, Edouard Deldevez
to music by Alfred Schnitke and Milko Lazar
Herman Severin Levenskiold
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Yuri Krasavin
Premiered on November 21, 2019.
Giselle, a peasant girl, is in love with a young peasant called Loys. She is loved by a gamekeeper, who is very jealous on seeing her prefer his rival. In her happiness she dances, in spite of the advice and forebodings of her mother, who reminds her of the legend of the Willis.
The Willis are lovers who died the day before their wedding. They could not sleep in peace in their tombs. A too great love of dancing will not let them rest even after death: every night they get up and have to dance until dawn – and woe be to any one who passes near to their accursed haunts. But Giselle refuses to believe in her mother’s presentiments.