10 Jan-11 Feb 2006. One of the best-known and most influential of the Romantic ballets, Giselle, a story of love betrayed, is currently playing in rep at the Covent Garden Opera House. Five different pairs of the Royal Ballets principal dancers share the central roles of the peasant girl Giselle and Count Albrecht, the lover who deceives her and drives her to suicide. The part of Giselle, one of the most technically demanding in the classical repertory, is danced by Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru, Miyako Yoshida, Roberta Marquez and Mara Galeazzi. Designed by John MacFarlane and staged by Peter Wright, this production dramatically contrasts the world of the living with that of the shadowy after-life, as Giselles ghost protects the repentant and grieving count from the deathly embrace of her phantom sisters. The choreography is by Marius Petipa, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Admission evenings 77-4, matinees 57-4. Performances 10, 13, 23, 25, 26 Jan & 1, 3, 8, 9 Feb at 19.30. 28 Jan & 11 Feb at 19.00 21 Jan at 13.00 11 Feb at 14.00.
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The Covent Garden Opera House is in Bow Street, Covent Garden London WC2 E9DD. By Tube to Covent Garden station. By bus lines to the Aldwych including 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 23, 68, 76, 77a, 505. Tel. +44 (0) 2072401200