Giselle Ballet Immersive Experience Airs on NHK’s 8K Channel


NHK and the Opéra National de Paris teamed up for an immersive experience of the ballet Giselle that bowed in Japan on NHK’s 8K channel.

Produced during Japan’s state of emergency, the star-studded ballet performance was filmed using six 8K cameras and 22.2 multi-channel audio technology to capture the performance at the Palais Garnier on February 4. The cast features Dorothée Gilbert as Giselle, Mathieu Ganio as Albrecht, Valentine Colasante as Myrtha, and Audric Bezard as Hilarion. The conductor is Koen Kessels.

Channel controller Ochiai Jun said: “People can’t directly experience the performing arts right now, so I’m delighted that we can use television to bring viewers into one of the world’s finest centers of artistic excellence.”