When Giselle by Marius Petipa opened the Houston Ballet season in 1967, it marked a turning point; the city could and would support a company of international acclaim. While it remains a supreme example of 19th-century balletic Romanticism, Welch’s Giselle was created entirely on Company dancers, many of whom will return to their original roles for a special production of Giselle at Wortham Theater Center tomorrow night!
In this story of a peasant girl deceived by an aristocrat disguised as a commoner, the emotions of love, betrayal and redemption play out in stunning simplicity. With sets and costumes by acclaimed Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, Welch’s Giselle is one of the most beautiful ever produced.
Marius Petipa (1818–1910) was one of the most influential figures of classical ballet. His choreography forms the basis of The Royal Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère and Coppélia, among others.
Petipa’s ballets were grand spectacles that made magnificent use of the corps de ballet and placed the lead ballerina center stage. His theatre and school became a model for all ballet around the globe throughout the 20th century.
VIP Experience ticketholders may join the Giselle cast onstage after the show to meet your favorite dancers in full costume. Indulge in refreshments and a themed photobooth during a VIP reception before the show and during intermission and leave with a commemorative sketch from the production to remember the day. VIP is $70 per person and availability is limited, so act fast!
You don’t want to miss this magical ballet at Wortham Theater Center! Regular admission to Giselle starts at $25. To purchase tickets, please visit www.houstonballet.org.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019—1:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002