The Moscow Classical Ballet presents Giselle, the much loved romantic story where love conquers death.
Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart. A village girl falls in love with a man who is not all he seems. When she discovers her lover has betrayed her, she dies of a broken heart. Transformed into a spirit, she battles to save her lover in a wood haunted by the ghosts of jilted women.
For the ballerina, it offers a career-making opportunity to show off not just technique but emotional range, as she moves from an innocent girl to a tender, womanly spirit. The acclaimed ‘Prima assoluta ballerina’ of the Bolshoi Ballet Svetlana Sacharova, is certainly up to the task and takes on the lead role of Giselle. Sacharova co-stars with Sergei Polunin. The two have become a famous duet, coveted by La Scala, the Paris Opera, New York Ballet and Tokyo Ballet.