Premiere, 27th June 1991 / Main Stage


Romantic ballet in two acts
Libretto T. Gautier, V. Saint Georges and J. Coralli
Choreography Leonid Lavrovski  after J. Coralli, J. Perrot, M. Petipa
Realisation Katarina Obradović 
Sets  Boris Maksimović 
Costumes Božana Jovanović
Conductor  Angel Šurev

Premiere Cast:

Giselle Milica Bjelić
Albrecht Ranko Tomanović
Hilarion Stevan Hadži Slavković
Bathilde, Albrecht ’s fiancée Nadežda Šarić
The Prince of Courland Ratko Petrović
Wilfred Aleksandar Šmit
Giselle’s Mother Violeta Milošević
Myrtha Ašhen Ataljanc
Wilis Milica Antić, Marija Vještica
Pas de deux Gordana Simić, Saša Adamović
Giselle’s Friends Milica Antić, Marija Vještica, Marija Milanović, Tatjana Ninković, Kosovka Radić, Ružica Selenić
Waltz I Act T. Antonijević, G. Glođajić, S. Žugić, S. Marković, M. Milanović, J. Paunović, T. Popović, Lj. Rajković, M. Radojčić, V. Rančić, L. Tolnai, Z. Šišović
Peasants’ Dance T. Antonijević, G. Glođajić, M. Kecman, P. Musić Popović, Lj. Rajković, V. Rančić, D. Stanojević, Z. Šišović, Lj. Vučić, M. Dujaković, M. Klenču, J. Mitrović, S. Mihić, R. Nedić, Lj. Nikolić. N. Stanković
Wilis II Act T. Antonijević, G. Glođajić, A. Đaković, I. Živković Sultanović, S. Žugić, R. Kuzmanović, S. Marković, M. Milanović, T. Ninković, A. Pavlović, J. Paunović, T. Popović, Lj. Rajković, M. Radojčić, V. Rančić, R. Selenić, L. Tolnai, Z. Šišović, M. Dragičević
Ladies and Gentlemen D. Bjelica, D. Erdeljan, I. Stanišić, R. Grujičić, N. Radojković, B. Tojagić

With participation of the Orchestra of the Opera

Ballet Associates Višnja Đorđević, Botir Ohundedajev
Organisers  Slobodanka Popović i Borivoj Marković
Set Design Realized by Aleksandar Nikolić
Music Associates Gorjan Korunoski, Marija Mazur, Dušan Maksimović
Concertmasters Stojan Grbić, Balint Varga
Design of the Playbill and front page of the Programme Geroslav Zarić
Assistant Choreographer  Dragana Bojić Nikolić, Zora Mojsilović
Sculpting Stanimir Pavlović
Set crew Chief  Mile Radulović
Light Operator  Petar Alagić
Make-Up  Memiš Nijaz
Stage Manager   Mirjana Goločevac

 

We have to point out the unquestionable magic of this master-piece of the French romantic ballet, which, despite its archaic and old-fashioned libretto, in these troubled times managed to catch the attention of the Belgrade audience. The secret of Giselle is profound. (...) the virtuosic unity of the complex acting context, ballet technique, music expression and dramatic tension in the background, suggest mystical journey to the incomplete world of the infinite, and longing for immortality. That is why this white ballet, often called  Fairies, will always be attractive as an inspiration both for authors and for spectators.

Irena Krešic