The internationally acclaimed Italian prima ballerina Alesandra Ferri stars in La Scala's gloriously traditional new production of this much-loved classic, the most celebrated ballet of the Romantic era. Massimo Murru takes the role of Albrecht, whose duplicity drives Giselle to madness and causes her to die of a broken heart. Choreographed by Patrice Bart of the Paris Opera Ballet, this production recreates in Angelo Sala's sets and costumes the designs of the great Alexexandre Benois, famous for his work with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. 110 minutes.
What a treat to see such amazing dancers as Rudolf Nureyev and Lynn Seymour.
Certianly one of the best partnerships. Read more
After you have seen Alicia Alonso, Makarova and Fracci is not very probable that Ferri will be able to impress you. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2003 by "cinefilo"
Pequeña, hermosa, de una línea impecable esta excelente bailarina-actriz (o actriz-bailarina) nos presenta su genuina "Giselle" en un acto único de... Read morePublished on July 30 2002 by R. Gomez
Pequeña, hermosa, de una línea impecable esta excelente bailarina-actriz (o actriz-bailarina) nos presenta su genuina "Giselle" en un acto único de... Read morePublished on July 26 2002 by R. Gomez
..beautifully danced, handsomely costumed...supremely romantic..
there is not much more one could want from "Giselle". All the
principals are excellent... Read more
This performance of Giselle is wonderful in all respects. Particularly noteworthy, in my opinion, is the excellent way it was photographed so that the viewer always has the best... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002 by William A. Chase
Of the recorded performances I know, this one is easily the best looking -- not only the production, which is lovely, but also the picture quality. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2001 by robert e. smith
Overall a good performance by Alesandra Ferri in a performance at at La Scala. I did not rate it as highly as some of the DVDs of other full length performances of other ballets... Read morePublished on May 22 2001 by Amazon Customer