Recording of Giselle performed at Finnish National Ballet on Thursday 1 March 2018.
Choreography: Jean Coralli – Jules Perrot – Marius Petipa
Staging and director: Cynthia Harvey
Music: Adolphe Adam
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Sets, costumes: David Walker
Lighting design: James F. Ingalls
Cast: GISELLE Yimeng Sun, ALBRECHT Sergei Popov, HILARION Samuli Poutanen, MYRTHA Rebecca King
Giselle, a regular item in the repertoire of the FNB since 1929, is the perfect romantic ballet. The direction of the production is by Cynthia Harvey, who has made a distinguished career as a prima ballerina with the American Ballet Theater.
Professor and primaballerina emerita Doris Laine, dance historian Riikka Korppi-Tommola and psychologist Mia Stellberg discuss the ballet before the performance and during the intermission. Sami Sykkö hosts the conversation. Discussion is in Finnish.
Production: HSTV and Finnish National Opera and Ballet 2018.