Adam: Giselle (Royal Opera House)
The quintessential Romantic ballet, Giselle has remained a cornerstone of the classical repertory since itspremiere in 1841. Peter Wright’s landmark production for The Royal Ballet does full justice to the work’semotional and atmospheric power, with John Macfarlane’s designs beautifully capturing the contrast betweenthe human and supernatural worlds. Giselle is one of the most challenging and demanding roles in therepertory and has always been a showcase for exceptional ballerinas. With Marianela Nuñez’s ‘absolutemastery’ of the choreography, she and her Albrecht, Vadim Muntagirov, are ‘technically thrilling’ (Guardian).