Giselle Backdrops

Giselle Backdrops

Giselle Backdrops

Create an enchanting retelling of Giselle with Grosh Backdrops and Drapery’s collection of backdrops, curtains, and drapes for this classic romantic ballet from 1841.

Our backdrop design collection includes several European-style rural villages and graveyards, as well as forest scenery at nighttime. With these stage backdrops, you can make your set design more eye-catching and your stage production more memorable.

A romantic ballet in two acts, Giselle premiered in June 1841 at the Ballet du Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris, France. Featuring a libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier, the music of Adolphe Adam, and the choreography of Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, the original Giselle production headlined the Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi, who played the eponymous leading character in the ballet. Giselle was highly successful, and was staged in locations across Europe and the United States.

The story revolves around Giselle, a peasant girl who meets a nobleman named Albrecht. She falls in love with the man and accepts his offer to marry him, unaware of the fact that he is already betrothed to another woman, the daughter of the Duke. However, it doesn’t take long before Giselle learns of Albrecht’s status. Heartbroken and weak, Giselle loses her mind and dies.

The forest near Giselle’s grave is home to the Wilis, the spirit of women who have died because of unrequited love and takes revenge on men by dancing them to death. The queen of spirits calls upon her sisters to summon Giselle from the grave. They target Albrecht to be danced to death, but it was Giselle who does the task. In the end, the power of Giselle’s love counters the Wilis’ power, and Albrecht is freed from their spell.

Relive the tale of Giselle’s undying love on stage with the help of fine backdrops, drapes, and curtains from Grosh. Please use the form provided on this page to begin your product search or call us at 877-363-7998 to get in touch with one of our backdrop consultants. You may also reach us through our contact page.

Located in Los Angeles, California and Evansville, Indiana, Grosh is one of the leading backdrop rental companies in the country. We deliver nationwide.


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