English National Ballet


10 Oct, 19 - 12 Oct, 19

Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real | Coreography by Akram Khan

English National Ballet

10 Oct 19


12 Oct 19




Sponsor by:

Fundación Banco Santander

The stars of the English National Ballet, under the Artistic Direction of Tamara Rojo, returns to the Teatro Real after an absence of 13 years. On this occasion, they will grace a stage built in the Plaza de Oriente with the iconic love story of Giselle, presented in the version of choreographer Akram Khan, one of the most important references of present day dance. Working with him, there is an accomplished team, with recognition through prizes such as the Tony (lighting designer, Mark Henderson) or the Oscar (set and costume designer, Tim Yip).

Music by Vincenzo Lamagna.

Based on the original work by Adolphe Adam.

Production from the Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells in London, with support from Giselle Production Syndicate and Arts Council England.


Giselle | Tamara Rojo (10, 12 oct - 21:00h)

               Erina Takahashi (11 oct)

               Alina Cojocaru (12 oct - 17:00h)

Count Albrecht | James Streeter (10, 12 oct - 21:00h)

                                  Aitor Arrieta (11 oct)

                                  Isaac Hernández (12 oct - 17.00h)

Hilarion | Jeffrey Cirio (10, 12 oct - 21:00h)

                Erik Woolhouse (11 oct)

                Ken Saruhashi (12 oct - 17:00h)

Myrtha | Stina Quagebeur

               Isabelle Brouwers

               Sarah Kundi


Synopsis of English National Ballet

Thirteen years have had to go by so that we can once again see, on a stage in the Plaza de Oriente, the English National Ballet, and seven more (that makes twenty) so that the audience of the Teatro Real can relish the iconic love story of Giselle.

At this time, the romantic ballet charged with betrayals, revenge, ghosts, deaths and unreturned love  - with its obligatory scene of madness – comes to us through the production of one of the fetish choreographers of the company: Akram Khan.

Spurred on by the persistence of Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director since 2012, in an effort to strengthen the classic repertory of the institution with new productions, this choreographic artist originally from Bangladesh has reinvented a ballet that is supported by the re-orchestration of Vincenzo Lamagna and a team with innumerable prizes, from the Tony won by the light designer Mark Henderson, and the Oscars won by the set and costume designer Tim Yip.

Giselle / English National Ballet

Programa de Mano

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10 October 2019


Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Jeffrey Cirio
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11 October 2019


Erina Takahashi, Aitor Arrieta, Erik Woolhouse
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12 October 2019


Alina Cojocaru, Isaac Hernández, Ken Saruhashi
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12 October 2019


Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Jeffrey Cirio
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