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Giselle

SYNOPSIS 


ACT I: Giselle, a peasant girl with a 
weak heart, is courted by Loys, who is 
actuallly Albrecht, Duke of Silesia, 
disguised as a peasant. Hilarion, a 
woodsman, is in love with Giselle, but 
she rejects him. Hilarion is suspicious of his rival, Loys. Giselle is crowned queen of the harvest by the vintagers. Giselle’s mother scolds Giselle for dancing, afraid she will fall ill. She tells the story of the Wilis, young women who died before their wedding day & must spend eternity dancing. This, she fears, will be Giselle’s fate. A hunting party arrives, led by the Duke of Courland & his daughter, Bathilde. She asks Giselle of her love life, & they discover they are both engaged. Bathilde gives a necklace to Giselle, who then dances for Bathilde. The Duke & his daughter go to Giselle’s cottage to rest. After more harvest revelry, Hilarion confronts Loys. Albrecht is exposed as a nobleman engaged to Bathilde! Giselle is distraught & sinks into madness. She 
throws herself onto Albrecht’s sword, 
collapses & dies. 

ACT II: Hilarion grieves at Giselle’s 
grave, but leaves as he sees The Wilis. 
Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, summons 
her subjects to initiate Giselle. Albrecht 
comes to mourn Giselle. She appears 
before him, & he runs off in pursuit. 
Meanwhile, Hilarion has been found by 
the Wilis. They make him dance until he 
is exhausted, then throw him into the 
lake to die. Albrecht is found, & Myrtha 
commands that he, too, must die. Myrtha orders Giselle to dance, & Albrecht is soon drawn to her. Giselle pleads for his life, but she cannot sway Myrtha. Albrecht continues to dance until he collapses. The darkness is broken by the dawn, banishing the Wilis. Giselle is free of the Wilis & returns to her grave, where Albrecht weeps, overcome by his love for her & by her forgiveness.

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Cast List

Act 1

 

Giselle

Allie Hutchins

 

Count Albrecht

Marcos Antonio

 

Wilfred

Dario Sanchez

 

Berthe, Giselle’s mother

Anastasia Fedorova

 

Hilarion

Michael Quimen Sanchez

 

Prince of Courland

Osamu Uehara

 

Bathilde

Victoria Barysheva

 

Peasant Pas de Deux

Lindsay Johnson and Dario Sanchez

 

Courtt Ladies

Lauren Mitchell, Yuna Khawaja

 

Giselle’s Friends

Claire Wampler, Sara Grassi,  Erica Maillet, Giulia Cirulli, Walter Battistini

 

Village Girls

Victoria Barysheva, Ciara Cicalese, Breana Lochrie, Yuna Khawaja, Fiorella Armando, Nadine Azoulay, Gabrielle Gross, Arisa Tanihata, Claire Wampler, Sara Grassi,  Erica Maillet, Giulia Cirulli, Walter Battistini, Lauren Mitchell

Village Children

Gracu Rui Tao, Adalyn Babic

 

Village Men

Osamu Uehara, Dario Sanchez

 

ACT II

 

Myrtha

Analia Farfan

 

Moyna

Anastasia Fedorova

 

Zulma

Walter Battistini

 

The Wilis

Ciara Cicalese, Breana Lochrie, Fiorella Armando, Nadine Azoulay, Gabrielle Gross, Arisa Tanihata, Claire Wampler, Sara Grassi,  Erica Maillet, Giulia Cirulli, Walter Battistini, Anastasia Fedorova

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