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Romantic ballet in two acts (1841)
Gustavo Mollajoli (based on the originals by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and M. Petipa)
Music from Pas-de-paysant
Scenography and costumes
TEATRO COLÓN STABLE BALLET
Facundo di Stéfano
This romantic ballet tells a story of love and ghosts. Prince Albrecht disguises himself as a peasant to fall in love with Giselle, a fragile dancer. However, he was already betrothed. When Giselle learns of the deception, her heart cannot resist. The Wilis, fearsome spirits of the forest, seek to punish Albrecht. But he repents when he realizes what he has caused and Giselle manages to rescue him in a last gesture of love.
Giselle is in love with Albrecht. He, despite the fact that he will soon marry Bathilde, lies to her, deluding her that he will marry her.
Giselle learns the truth. The disillusionment she feels, coupled with a problem in her heart, causes her death.
Because she died betrayed by a man, Giselle becomes a Willi. The Willis are spirits of women who roam the forest at night looking for men to kill as revenge.
Albrecht, repentant for what he did to Giselle, decides to go to the forest, where she has been buried, to bring her flowers and ask her forgiveness.
Giselle finds Albrecht and he asks for forgiveness. The Willis arrive, ready to murder Albrecht. Despite the betrayal, Giselle forgives Albrecht and tries to save his life. Will she succeed?