“…Then the Wilis turn on Albrecht, sentencing him to death as well. He pleads to Myrtha for his life, but she coldly refuses. Giselle’s pleas are also dismissed and Albrecht is forced to dance until sunrise. However, the power of Giselle’s love counters the Wilis’ magic and spares his life.”

Ivan Vasiliev, Anastasia Goryacheva and others in Bolshoi’s Giselle

Photos by Ekaterina Vladimirova