Giselle (1970)

Genres - Dance, Theater, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Ballet  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

The French-born music critic and composer Adolphe Adam authored the ballet Giselle, mounted in 1969 by the American Ballet Theater. German filmmaker Hugo Niebling shot this filmed version based on the '69 stage production, adapting it slightly for the screen; he kept the two leads, acclaimed dance partners Carla Fracci (as Giselle) and Erik Bruhn (as Albrecht), and maintained David Blair's choreography, but used the Orchestra of the German Opera, Berlin for musical accompaniment.