Giselle (National Ballet of Cuba/Vasiliev)

Giselle (National Ballet of Cuba/Vasiliev)

Alicia Alonso
 Cast: Alicia Alonso
Alicia Alonso
, Vladimir Vasiliev
Vladimir Vasiliev
, National Ballet of Cuba
National Ballet of Cuba
, Aurora Bosch
Aurora Bosch


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Captured live at the Grand Theatre of Havana, this October 31, 1980 performance of Giselle features prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso and distinguished Russian dancer Vladamir Vasiliev performing together for their very first time. A first-rate supporting cast truly brings the story alive on stage, and an unforgettable performance by the world renowned corps de ballet of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba makes this a release that all opera fans will treasure.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
UPC: 0089948439196
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Video Artists Int'l
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 62,106

Special Features

DVD Bonus: "Encounter" - Alonso and Vasiliev in rehearsal for Giselle; Introduced by Anton Dolin (15 minutes)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alicia Alonso Giselle
Vladimir Vasiliev Albrecht
National Ballet of Cuba Actor
Aurora Bosch Queen of the Wilis
Alberto Mendez Hilarion
Elena Madan Berthe
Loipa Araújo Princess Bathilde
Raúl Barroso Prince of Courland
Félix Rodríguez Wilfred
Raúl Bustabad Village Leader
Ofelia Gonzalez Zulma and Moyna
Amparo Brito Zulma and Moyna
José Ramón Urbay Conductor

Technical Credits
Alicia Alonso Choreography
Jean Coralli Score Composer,Choreography
Jules Perrot Score Composer,Choreography

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Giselle
1. Act 1 [6:05]
2. Giselle's entrance [1:08]
3. Pas de deux - Giselle, Albrecht [4:04]
4. Entrance of the peasants [:31]
5. Giselle, Albrecht, corps de ballet [6:01]
6. Pas d'action: Giselle, Albrecht, Mother [2:51]
7. Pas d'action: Hilarion devises his plot [1:15]
8. Entrance of the royals and Scène: Princess Bathilde and Giselle [4:51]
9. Peasant pas de dix [10:38]
10. Solo - Giselle [2:56]
11. Corps de ballet, Pas d'action: Hilarion confronts Albrecht [4:00]
12. Mad Scene and death of Giselle [8:40]
13. Pas d'action: at Giselle's grave [4:12]
14. Entrance of Myrtha [5:42]
15. Pas d'action; Myrtha, Wilis [10:25]
16. Entrance of Giselle and solo [1:33]
17. Entrance of Albrecht [3:57]
18. Pas de deux: Giselle, Albrecht [4:36]
19. Hilarion, Wilis [2:23]
20. Finale: Wilis, Albrecht, Giselle [17:55]
21. Curtain Calls/Closing Credits [6:10]

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