The ultimate Romantic ballet, Giselle is a tale of innocence, love, betrayal and madness. With music by one of the 19th century’s best composers, Adolphe Adam, and choreography by the late Nicholas Beriosoff, VFB’s traditional staging of this 1841 masterpiece moves from the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to an ethereal world of mystery and menace.
With its irresistible combination of a heart-breaking story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet.
The demanding role of Giselle will be danced by the amazingly talented Rachel Victoria Hernon. Originally from Greater Manchester, Rachel trained in Russia and danced soloist roles with the Romanian National Ballet. She returned home early this year and joined Vienna Festival Ballet in February.
Vienna Festival Ballet
GRAND OPERA HOUSE YORK
Monday 6 May 2019 at 7.30pm