Adam: Giselle

Arthaus Musik: 101380

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Adam: Giselle

Catalogue No:

(101 380)



Release date:

28th Sept 2009




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Adam: Giselle

Studio Recording from 1987

Ana Laguna, Luc Bouy, Yvan Auzely, Vanessa Mcintosh & Lena Wennergren

Orchestre National de L’opéra de Monte-Carlo, Richard Bonynge

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Choreography and TV adaptation by Mats Ek

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

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Picture Format: 4:3

Running Time: 89 mins

FSK: 0

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