Photo © Corinne Mercadier, Courtesy galerie Les Filles du calvaire, Paris
Get ready to visit Palais Garnier, from May 27th to June 14th, 2016, and let yourself enjoy Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s Romantic ballet Giselle !
Ranked as one of the world’s most renowned classical ballets, Giselle was written by the French librettist Théophile Gautier in collaboration with Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges. It is inspired from De l'Allemagne by Heinrich Heine and Fantômes, a poem written by Victor Hugo and extracted from his collection of poems Les Orientales.
Giselle’s music was composed by the famous composer Adolphe Adam in a short period of just two months. However, it succeeded to be classified among the greatest pieces of music.
Performed for the first time on June 28th, 1841, at Salle Le Peletier in Paris, France, Giselle’s success was not only tremendous but also immediate.
Today, Palais Garnier provides you with the opportunity to see this gem under the conduction of the famous conductor Koen Kessels.