LOVE AND REVENGE – GISELLE RETURNS TO TULSA BALLET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS

TULSA, OK – After a 15 year absence, Tulsa Ballet brings the ballet masterpiece Giselle back to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center October 31st – November 3rd. For tickets and information, call (918) 749-6006 or visit tulsaballet.org.

Not seen in Tulsa since 2002, Artistic Director Marcello Angelini brings to life this haunting tale of hope, love, revenge, and forgiveness, one that has thrilled audiences for over 150 years.

This beautiful and romantic story features Giselle, a peasant girl whose heart is broken after discovering that Albrecht, the man she is in love with, is a deceitful nobleman engaged to be married to Countess Bathilde. When Giselle finds out of the deception, she dies of a broken heart. Realizing Giselle is his true love, Albrecht goes to visit her grave in the village’s cemetery in the middle of the night where he finds himself surrounded by the Wilis, the spirits of maidens who have also died of broken hearts before wedding. They then take revenge on the men who have betrayed their love by dancing them to death.

With haunting scenes, beautiful choreography, and breathtaking scenery and costumes, Giselle represents, together with Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty, the pinnacle of classical ballet. It is also one of the most challenging pieces in the classical repertoire, both artistically and technically. The Mad Scene, at the end of act one, is the ultimate dramatic scene for a Ballerina in the 19th century repertoire, while the role of Albrecht requires both technical prowess and athletic vigor, as well as well as an extensive artistic maturity. Giselle has beguiled audiences for over 150 years.

Artistic Director Marcello Angelini says, “…Giselle is the ultimate classical ballet, and one that will always come alive when the curtain goes up.  The story, even if told in 19th century social form, is part of the human experience that transcends time, one of love, deceit, tragedy, reflection and ultimate forgiveness.

In regards to adding the classic to the 19|20 Season, Angelini continues, “I am so happy to bring it back to the Tulsa stage and share it with our audience.  After all, Giselle is not only the most performed ballet around the world but also the most performed by Tulsa Ballet, if the one that I only programmed once in my 25 years with the company.  Time to remedy that!”

 

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS

WHEN AND WHERE:
Tulsa Performing Arts Center | 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa OK 74103

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. (Preview Night)

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.

 

TICKETS: Start at $25 | Call the Tulsa Ballet Box Office at 918.749.6006 or visit tulsaballet.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  tulsaballet.org or 918.749.6006

Hi-Res images and interview opportunities available:
Bethany Kirby | Marketing Manager
918.392.5949 | Bethany.kirby@tulsaballet.org