First premiering in 1841 in Paris and 1946 in London Giselle is, says The Royal Ballet, still one of its most enduringly popular romantic ballets, exploring as it does the age-old themes of love and betrayal. For those not familiar with the plot, peasant girl Giselle kills herself on learning that her lover is in fact an aristocrat engaged to someone else. From 6 April to 26 May The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Giselle at London
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Giselle at the Royal Opera House.
For more information and booking go to www.roh.org.uk or call 020 7304 4000. Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London WC2.