Adolphe Adam
Ballet in two acts
Libretto by Théophile Gautier, Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Jean Coralli, based on the legend by Heinrich Heine
Choreographed by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa
Giselle, a peasant girl
Berthe, her mother
Count Albrecth
Duke of Courtland
Bathilde, his daughter, Albrecht’s bride
Hans, a gamekeeper
Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis
Classical pas de deux (Act 1)
Retinue, hunters, peasants, the Wilis – corps de ballet