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Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Scene from Giselle. Photo: Gene Schiavone.
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Choreography after Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, and Marius Petipa
Staged by Kevin McKenzie
Music by Adolphe Adam
Orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Scenery by Gianni Quaranta
Costumes by Anna Anni
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 132 minutes

The epitome of Romantic ballet with “transcendently lovely pure dance” (Chicago Sun-Times), this heart-rending tale of deceit, remorse and forgiveness is a perfect fusion of music, movement and drama.

"…an enduring classic"

- Alastair Macaulay , The New York Times

"Giselle is American Ballet Theatre’s best, most moving classical production"

- Leigh Witchel , New York Post

"…Onstage love, death and dance all come together in an engrossingly beautiful vortex…"

- Alastair Macaulay , The New York Times