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Giselle DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Giselle is one of the great Romantic ballets. The title role, one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging in the classical repertory, is here danced by Alina Cojocaru, partnered by Johan Kobborg as Count Albrecht. This tale of the transcendental power of love over death is evocatively portrayed through Peter Wright’s sensitive staging and John Macfarlane’s designs, which beautifully contrast the human and supernatural worlds – mastered from a High Definition recording and true surround sound.

Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Giselle: Alina Cojocaru
Count Albrecht: Johan Kobborg
Myrtha: Marianela Nuñez
Hilarion: Martin Harvey 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Boris Gruzin 
Scenario: Théophile Gautier after Heinrich Heine
Production and Additional Choreography: Peter Wright
Designs: John Macfarlane
Original Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Recreated by Clare O'Donoghue
Staging: Christopher Carr 

Plus: Cast gallery and synopsis 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo / 5.0 DTS Surround Sound
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running Time: 112 mins
Year: 2006