21 December 2023
Based on the Ballet fantastique in two acts first performed at the Royal Academy of Music in Paris on 28 June 1841. Premiere by the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin on 14 January 2023.
Martin Chaix tackles a monument of the classical repertoire. Giselle, or how a young woman (who loves to dance) allows herself to be seduced by Albrecht (a Don Juan already involved with another woman) and saves him from the Wilis (the living dead who kill men by dancing with them until they are exhausted) before going mad.