On April 1, the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Leonid Yacobson Ballet Theatre will perform Adolphe Adam's Giselle (with libretto by Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Theophile Gautier, and Jean Coralli, and choreography by Jules Perrot, Jean Coralli, and Marius Petipa). The show will feature the débuts of the Theatre's principals, Elena Chernova and Stepan Dyomin, alongside with the young dancer Marseille Kazykhanov.
Elena Chernova, who has previously starred as a soloist in a number of the Theatre's productions (Sleeping Beauty, where she played the role of Aurora; Swan Lake; The Nutcracker; and the Pas de Quatre miniature from the Classicism-Romanticism cycle), will make her first appearance as Giselle. The part of Duke Albert will be performed by Stepan Dyomin, a ballet soloist awarded with an international diploma. The St. Petersburg public may know him from such ballets as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty (as Prince Désiré). The aspiring dancer Marseille Kazykhanov will perform his first pas de deux in the first act.
We hope that our dancers will treat the public to a striking interpretation of the classical features that make up this legendary production, which is rightfully considered the pinnacle of Romanticism in ballet. Have a fantastic début!
The show will take place at the Theatre of Musical Comedy.