With its compelling arc from first love through tragedy to a life-and-death battle in ghost-haunted woods, the Romantic-era ballet Giselle has lasted the centuries, and remains an indispensable part of the repertoire for ballet companies all around the world. Since 1986, the production staged by our former artistic director Maina Gielgud has been interpreted by generations of our stars. We've gathered together some of the most beautiful moments from the past to celebrate our love affair with Gielgud's Giselle.
Thank you to our Living Heritage Partner CHANEL, who is helping us to preserve our precious archival images.
Until 26 October, you can stream our 1990 production of Giselle, starring Christine Walsh, Kelvin Coe and Joanne Michel, for free. WATCH