The curtain has just gone up at the Royal Opera House on the opening night of Giselle which will be on stage until 3 December.
The first-night cast sees Natalia Osipova as Giselle, Reece Clarke as Albrecht, and Mayara Magri as Myrtha. The following photos are from Monday’s dress rehearsal, taken by Alice Pennefather.
There will be a streamed performance available from the Royal from Friday 3 December.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.