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October 31-November 3, 2019
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
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Would you die for love?

One of ballet’s greatest love stories, the haunting Giselle arrives this October to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. When a young woman is betrayed by her fiancé and dies brokenhearted, she rises from the grave to save her beloved from the revenge of other scorned women.

Accompanied live by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet presents Giselle for the first time in 15 years. You won’t want to miss this stunning tale of the power of love!


Giselle, an innocent peasant girl, has her heart fatally broken when she discovers the man she fell in love with is the disguised Duke Albrecht, who is betrothed to another. As moonlight settles on Giselle’s grave she is summoned by Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis.

These female spirits, all abandoned before their wedding day, rise from their graves at night to seek revenge upon men by dancing them to death. Giselle must decide to either join the Wilis in their eternal search for vengeance, or allow her love to forgive Albrecht.

Eerie and tragically romantic, this masterwork ballet was instantly popular when it debuted in 1841, and continues to be one of the most often performed classical ballets in the world.

Enhance your experience!

Pre-performance discussions are held in the Westby Pavilion on the Promenade level 30 minutes prior to curtain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Discussions are led by Tulsa Ballet artistic staff and visiting artists, and topics may include the choreography, musical score, costuming, or other subjects related to the performance. Pre-performance discussions are free and all ticket holders are invited to attend.


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Thurs. October 31: Preview Night 7:00pm

A limited number of tickets are available for Preview Night. Be the first to see the show when you purchase your tickets to our special dress rehearsal. Please note that Preview Night is a dress rehearsal performance. There may be extra pauses in the performance and noise from the technical staff.

Fri. November 1 7:30pm
Sat. November 2 7:30pm
Sun. November 3 2:30pm


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