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Some Notable Productions of Giselle


The 1st. Production

Choreography: Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot
Music: Adolphe Adam
Set Designs: Pierre Ciceri
Costume Designs: Paul Lormier
Théâtre de l'Academie royale de musique (Paris Opéra), June 28, 1841
Principal Dancers: Carlotta Grisi (Giselle); Lucien Petipa (Albrecht); Adèle Dumilâtre (Myrtha)

November 1841
American choreographer and dancer Henry Wells produced his own version of Giselle in New York.

March 12, 1842
Restaged by Perrot and André Deshayes at Her Majesty's Theatre, London.

December 30, 1842
Staged by Antoine Titus at the Bolshoi Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia.

January 17, 1843
The ballet was extended to a four act version with choreography by Antonio Cortesi and additional music by Bajetti at La Scala, Milan.

January 1, 1846
Staged by Mary Ann Lee after Coralli, Howard Athenaeum, Boston. Dancers included Mary Ann Lee and George Washington Smith.

Restaged by Perrot at the Bolshoi Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia. Marius Petipa danced the role of Albrecht in this production.

Restaged with additional choreography by Petipa, Bolshoi Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia

February 17, 1884
Staged by Petipa, Bolshoi Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia.

October 12, 1907
Restaged by Aleksandr Gorsky, Moscow Bolshoi Theater.

June 17, 1910
Staged and revised by Mikhail Fokine for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Paris. With Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky.

October 15, 1910
Staged by Mikhail Mordkin for the All-Star Russian Imperial Ballet, New York.

Staged by Pavlova and Ivan Clustine for the Anna Pavlova Company, London.

November 26, 1924
Staged by Nikolai Sergeyev for the Olga Spessivtseva Concert, Paris.

March 11, 1932
Staged by Serge Lifar for the Paris Opéra Ballet.

June 24, 1932
Staged by Nikolai Sergeyev for the Camargo Society, London with Olga Spessivtseva and Anton Dolin.

January 1, 1934
Staged by Nikolai Sergeyev for the Vic-Wells Ballet with Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin.

January 12, 1940
Staged by Anton Dolin for Ballet Theatre, New York.

June 5, 1945
Staged by Alicia Alonso for Ballet Alicia Alonso, Havana, Cuba.

November 10, 1946
Staged by Alexandre Volinin for the Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen.

Staged by Mary Skeaping for The Royal Swedish Ballet, Stockholm.

Staged by Peggy van Praagh for the Australian Ballet.

July 18, 1984
A Creole Giselle with revised scenario by Arthur Mitchell and Carl Michel. Staged by Frederick Franklin, Dance Theatre of Harlem.

May 1989
Staged by Marcia Haydée for the Stuttgart Ballet.

New interpretation by Mats Ek for the Cullberg Ballet.


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