Houston Ballet Presents
@Wortham Center

 September 6th-14th, 2019


     This French ballet goes back to 1841 a romantic ballet in two acts. It was first performed by the Ballet du Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique at the Salle Le Peletier in Paris with Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi as Giselle.
    This weekend through September 15th, 2019 Houston Ballet will present this romantic ballet at The Wortham on the Brown stage.
     The ballet was an unqualified triumph for its time. Giselle became hugely popular and was staged across Europe, Russia, and the United States.

     The traditional choreography that has been passed down to the present day derives primarily from the revivals staged by Marius Petipa during the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg.

     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 stature. 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 says the Houston Ballet.

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


Houston Ballet Presents

Wortham Center
Brown Theatre 501 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX

September 6th-15th, 2019
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