Russian ballet dancers to perform in Baku

Tue 15 January 2013 05:34 GMT | 10:34 Local Time

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Russian ballet dancers will perform in the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre on Saturday.

Leading soloists from the Mikhaylovsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg Sabina Yapparova (Jizel) and Andrey Yakhnyuk (Albrect) have been invited to take part in Adolphe Adam`s “Giselle” which is the part of the repertoire of major ballet houses in the world and always enjoys great love and interest of the audience, AzerTAj reports.

People `s Artist of Azerbaijan, Professor Javanshir Jafarov will conduct the opera.

Giselle is a ballet in two acts with a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier, music by Adolphe Adam, and choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. The librettist took his inspiration from a poem by Heinrich Heine. The ballet tells the story of a lovely peasant girl named Giselle who has a passion for dancing, and when she finds out the man she loves is engaged to someone else she dies of a broken heart. Giselle was first presented by the Ballet du Théâtre de l`Académie Royale de Musique at the Salle Le Peletier in Paris, France, on 28 June 1841.

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