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Wednesday, 06 November 2019, Hour 18:30
Main Hall

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Conductor: Adrian Morar
Coregraphy (after Marius Petipa), Artistic direction: Vasile Solomon
Scenography: Valentin Codoiu
Stage and backstage direction: Dan Lupea

 ACT 1

Giselle: Andreea Jura
Albert: Dan Haja
Hans: Liviu Har
Wilfried: Octavian Popa
Bertha: Daniela Drăgușin
Bathilde: Gabriela Sima
Ducele: Toda Marius
Bride and Groom: Adelina Gribincea, Augustin Gribincea

Friends: Laura Pop, Nanaka Ogawa, Dorina Lucaciu, Rodica Bacoiu, Ofelia Mărginean, Petra Trăilă, Patricia Cenan, Cristina Pop
Waltz: Laura Pop, Nanaka Ogawa, Dorina Lucaciu, Rodica Bacoiu, Ofelia Mărginean, Petra Trăilă, Patricia Cenan, Cristina Pop, Iuliana Dane, Kiby Forcoș, Diana Groza, Ingrid Nagy
Peasants' dance: Girls: Miruna Pașca, Boboc Cristina, Alina Negru, Diana Groza, Polina Stănescu;
Boys: Radu Sântimbreanu, Andrei Damaschin, Valentin Mihăilă, Paul Cuibus, Tudor Stupar, Romulus Petruș
Nobils: Eniko Fărcaș, Melania Dindelegan, Cristina Toda, Daniel Moga, Călin Nițulescu


Myrtha: Wen Hui-Yi
Ministre: Dalia Costea, Laura Pop
Girls ensemble: Ofelia Mărginean, Nanaka Ogawa, Dorina Lucaciu, Petra Trăilă, Patricia Cenan, Miruna Paşca, Polina Stănescu, Ariana Chinan, Ingrid Nagy, Cristina Pop, Iuliana Dane, Kiby Forcoș, Rodica Bacoiu, Agata Olah, Diana Groza, Melania Dindelegan / Cristiana Gruia       

The Orchestra, Solists and Ballet Ensemble of The Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca 

A group of students from ,,Octavian Stroia" Choreography and Dramatic Arts Highschool in Cluj-Napoca

Choreography and artistic direction adaptation: Pavel Rotaru


show category: ballet

Ballet in two acts on libretto by Téophile Gautier & Jules-Henri Saint-Georges, based on a slavic story found in Heinrich Heine’s album About Germany

Recommended Age: 5+

Giselle is not just the best known title within the french composer Adolphe Adam’s oeuvre, but also a significant work for the Romantic period. The theme of impossible love between mortals and supernatural creatures lays at the basis of the slavic legend of the Wilis (young brides-to-be who have died before the wedding), adapted by Heinrich Heine. The idea was subsequently taken over by the novelist, poet and critic Théophile Gautier; he created the story of a girl who, after the betrayal of her lover, dyes from a heart-attack and then returns as a spirit to save him form the Wilis’ revenge; this is actually the fact that will prevent her own transformation.

The proposition of such a scenery by Gautier came in tune with the desire of the Paris Opera’s managing board to give the famous italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi the main role in a new choreographic production. Just a few months later, the librettist Saint-Georges and Adolphe Adam created one of the most fascinating ballet in the history of the genre.

After the premiere of the ballet (June 28 1841) at Paris Opera, having Carlotta Grisi and Lucien Petipa (Marius Petipa’s brother) as main characters, Giselle met, through the years, significant stagings everywhere in Europe. We are waiting for you to discover it, this time, in a performance featuring the soloists, the orchestra and the ballet ensemble of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca!

The performance has one break and ends around 8.30 p.m.

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