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Department: DVDs - Classical DVDs

Publisher: Select Music

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Giselle ANA LAGUNA
Albrecht LUC BOUY
Hilarion YVAN AUZELY
Bathilde VANESSA MCINTOSH
Myrtha LENA WENNERGREN

Sound Recording ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE L’OPÉRA DE MONTE-CARLO
Conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE
Stage Designed by MARIE-LOUISE DE GEER BERGENSTRÅHLE

“Giselle“ is seen as the epitome of romantic ballet and ever since
its debut performance in 1841, it features among the standard
repertoire of countless ballet companies. The acclaimed Swedish
choreographer and dancer, Mats Ek, made dance history in the
early eighties with his bizarrely unromantic and radically drastic
new interpretation of the ballet classic. He interpreted the content
and the style of the second act in a contemporary way for the
Swedish Cullberg Ballet - one of the most famous modern dance
formations in the world. Mats Ek keeps the music of Adolphe
Adam: he uses a 1969 recording of the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
conducted by Richard Bonynge that we also hear in this studio
recording. The premiere cast of characters, Ana Laguna (Giselle),
Luc Bouy (Albrecht), Yvan Auzely (Hilarion), Vanessa McIntosh
(Bathilde) and Lena Wennergren (Myrtha), turn the accompanying
recording into a fi rst class ballet documentation.

“My version of Giselle is an attempt at retelling the story. For me
Giselle – and this applies to the old ballet as well – is about
love. Love, which in the old version conquers death. That differs
in mine. But love remains the main thing.” Mats Ek

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