Giselle ballet. Music by Adolphe Adam to libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges & Théophile Gautier. Choreographed by Patrice Bart and Eugène Polyakov based on Petipa tradition and performed 2006 at the Opéra National de Paris, Palais Garnier. Stars Laëtitia Pujol (Giselle), Nicolas Le Riche (Albrecht), Marie-Agnès Gillot (Myrtha), Wilfried Romoli (Hilarion), Richard Wilk (Prince of Courlande), Natacha Quernet (Princess Bathilde), Danielle Doussard (Berthe), Stéphane Elizabé (Wilfred), Myriam Ould-Braham, Emmanuel Thibault (Peasant pas de deux), as well as Emilie Cozette and Laura Hecquet (Two wilis). Paul Connelly directs the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris. Sets by Alexandre Benois realized by Silvano Mattei; costumes by Benois realized by Claudie Gastine; lighting realized by Marc Anrochte. Directed for TV by François Roussillon. Released 2009, disc has 7.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: A+
NB: This title has been rereleased by Arthaus Musik with different artwork. There is still a market for the TDK version as a collectors item. For our review with screenshots, see the Arthaus version.
Here's Pujol in a solo from Act 1. She does those 31 "little hops" better than anyone else: