Giselle is considered a masterwork in the classical ballet performance can- on; it was first performed in 1841. The ballet was an unqualified triumph. Giselle became hugely popular and was staged at once across Europe,Russia, and the United States.
All the greatest ballerinas will leave their individual mark there, faithful to the aesthetics, but competing by the originality of their interpretation and their sensitivity.
Her story is universal, a young wom- an with a pure heart, full of love, suf- fers from the torment of betrayal and transforms her suffering into the ulti- mate sacrifice to save the man from all her torments. This tale brings to light truths that we face before reach- ing acceptance and forgiveness.