11/30/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Giselle- Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1977)

Giselle tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht. When the ruse is revealed, the fragile Giselle dies of heartbreak, and Albrecht must face the otherworldly consequences of his careless seduction. This 1977 American Ballet Theater televised production of Giselle was headed by Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martine van Hamel.

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Shall We Dance Friday: Giselle featuring Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Giselle, Second Act Grand Pas de Deux featuring Natalia Makarova is Giselle, Mikhail Baryshnikov is Albrecht, Martine Van Hamel is Myrtha with American Ballet Theater, John Lanchbery conducts. The production was filmed at the Metropolitan Opera House on June 2, 1977.  Continue reading