Ballet in two acts
Libretto by T. Gotier, J. Sen-Georges, J. Coralli
Choreography by J. Perro, M. Petipa, J. Coralli
The resumption of the People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ibrahim Yusupov
Musical Director and Conductor - Honored Art Worker Fazliddin Yakubjanov
Artist - Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Novikovsky
A noble young man Albert, disguised and hiding his rich clothes, tries to care for a young peasant girl Giselle. Having achieved the reciprocity of Giselle, her simple-hearted love, vowing to become her fiance and husband, he suddenly meets his real bride Batilda. Upon learning of the deception, Giselle goes mad and dies.
The night after her death, the willys girls, who died before the wedding, deceived by their beloved, are about to take revenge on those who appear near the grave. They dance to death Hans - the forester. And then, on the order of their leader, they begin to take revenge on Albert, who also came to the grave of Giselle. Giselle tries to ask and protect her unfaithful lover, but she can not resist the will of willys girls. She with all her strength helps Albert to live until morning, when the spell dissipates. The love of young Giselle survived her life and saved the life of her lover.
|23 april||Friday||18:00||View Composition
The first act
Sun-drenched small quiet village.
A young peasant girl Giselle is pleased with the sun, the blue sky, the singing of birds and most of all the happiness of the love that lit up her life. She loves and believes that she is loved. In vain, the forester in love tries to assure him that beloved Albert is not a simple peasant, but a disguised nobleman and that he deceives her.
To prove his case, the forester makes his way to the house of Albert, who is renting in the village, and finds there a silver sword with the coat of arms. Now he is finally convinced that Albert is hiding his noble lineage.
After the hunt, noble gentlemen with a lush retinue stop to rest in the village. The peasants greeted the rich guests cordially.
Albert is embarrassed by an unexpected meeting with visitors, and he tries to hide his acquaintance with them: because... his fiancée Batilda is among them. At this time, the forester shows everyone the sword of Albert and talks about his deception.
Giselle is shocked by the perfidy of her lover. The pure and clear world of her faith, hopes and dreams is destroyed. She goes mad and dies.
The second act
At night, ghostly willys girls appear among the graves of a quiet village cemetery in the moonlight. Wearing wedding dresses, crowned with flowers ... irresistibly beautiful willys girls dance in the month light. The willys girls notice the forester. Exhausted by remorse, he came to the grave of Giselle. By order of his implacable mistress Mirta, the willys girls are circling the forester in a ghostly dance, until he falls lifeless to the ground.
But Albert can not forget Gisselle too. In the dead of night, he also comes to her grave. The willys girls immediately surround the young man. The terrible fate of the forester threatens Albert. But the appearing shadow of Giselle, her pure and selfless love protects and saves Albert from the wrath of the willys girls.
White ghosts - willys girls disappear with the first rays of the sun. Slight shadow of Giselle disappears as well, but Gisselle will always live in Albert's memory - eternal regret for lost love - love which is stronger than death itself.