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Giselle

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Giselle

Choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Music by Adolphe Adam
Orchestration by John Lanchbery
Staged by Mikhail Baryshnikov
Scenery by Oliver Smith
Costumes by Peter Hall

World Premiere

(Original Production)
Ballet du Théâtre de l’Academie Royale de Musique
June 28, 1841
Théâtre de l’Academie Royale de Musique
Paris, France

Cast:
Carlotta Grisi (Giselle)
Lucien Petipa (Albrecht)
Adele Dumilatre (Myrtha)

World Premiere

December 16, 1980
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

Cast:
Marianna Tcherrassky (Giselle)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (Albrecht)
Victor Barbee (Hilarion)
Magali Messac (Myrtha)

New York Premiere

April 30, 1981
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Cynthia Gregory (Giselle)
Fernando Bujones (Albrecht)
Frank Smith (Hilarion)
Susan Jaffe (Myrtha)

World Premiere

(1985 Restaging)
August 28, 1985
Filene Center at Wolf Trap Farm
Vienna, Virginia

Cast:
Marianna Tcherrassky (Giselle)
Fernando Bujones (Albrecht)
Clark Tippet (Hilarion)
Cynthia Harvey (Myrtha)

New York Premiere

(1985 Restaging)
September 10, 1985
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Marianna Tcherrassky (Giselle)
Jean-Charles Gil (Albrecht)
Victor Barbee (Hilarion)
Leslie Browne (Myrtha)