Ballet The State Opera


Adolphe Charles Adam


Choreography: Hana Vláčilová
Conductor: Václav Zahradník
Sets: Martin Černý
Costumes: Josef Jelínek
Assistant choreographer: Marie Hybešová, Michal Šebor, Jurij Slypyč

The famous Romantic ballet inspired by the German poet Heinrich Heine’s theme is built upon the contrast between the human and supernatural worlds. The story of a winsome country girl who dies out of desperation from unrequited love and whose soul turns into a fairy is accompanied by A. C. Adam’s music, replete with catchy melodies. Giselle is one of the few Romantic ballets to have survived the time of its origination and gain lasting fame. The National Theatre Ballet presents the traditional version of Giselle, as it is familiar to audiences worldwide.

Orchestra of the State Opera.

Photo: Martin Divíšek

Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 30 minutes, 1 intermission


This production is not performed at the present time.