By Jo Phillips

‘Giselle’ is a haunting story of innocence, betrayal and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. It is set in a peaceful village in Germany, where two men are fighting for a girl called Giselle. She has fallen in love with Albrecht, Duke of Silesia, who, disguised as a peasant, courts her. Hilarion, a gamekeeper who is in love with Giselle, suspects the true identity of his rival, and soon finds out that Albrecht is not the peasant he claims to be…

Mary Skeaping’s classic production returns to the English National Ballet from the 11th to the 22nd of January 2017 at the London Coliseum. The play features some of the ballet’s most dramatic scenes and images. Furthermore, the English National Ballet Philharmonic will perform live at the production. The English National Ballet aims to bring the very best talents from across the world to British audiences and this year ‘Giselle’ will feature guest artist Xander Parish in the role of Albrecht and Elisa Badenes and Constantine Allen in the role of Giselle and Albrecht. Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet said: “It is a reflection of English National Ballet’s reputation that we are able to attract outstanding talent from around the world to perform with the company. I am thrilled that our audiences will have the opportunity to see these remarkable dancers in Mary Skeaping’s wonderful version of Giselle”.

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