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Choreography: Stanton Welch AM, after Marius Petipa  |  Music: Adolphe Adam

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When Petipa’s Giselle 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, Stanton Welch’s Giselle was created entirely on Company dancers, many of whom will return to their original roles for this production. 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.

 

VIP EXPERIENCE ADD-ON
Join us onstage after the show with VIP Experience to meet your favorite dancers in full costume. Indulge in refreshments and 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.
$70 per person. Availability is limited, so act fast!

VIP Experience add-on is available for the following performance:
1:30 PM on September 14, 2019

 

Houston Ballet’s performances of Giselle generously sponsored by:

Giselle

Sept. 6-15

Locally Grown. World Renowned.

Sept. 19-29

The Sleeping Beauty

Feb. 27-March 8

Forged In Houston

March 12-22

From Houston to the World

May 21-31

Romeo & Juliet

June 4-14