by Marius Petipa, music by Adolphe Adam
October 18, 2012 to October 28, 2012 Academy of Music
“A triumph…” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Surrender your heart to the ultimate ballet of the Romantic era. Haunting and poetic, Giselle tells the story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a prince, and the heartbreak and despair that follow. With a moving score by Adolphe Adam and choreography by the French master Marius Petipa, Giselle offers both the promise of young love and the tragedy of it slipping away, in one evening of stunning classical dance.
Principal Dancer Arantxa Ochoa will retire from the stage with Giselle, after 16 years dancing with the Company, transitioning to her new role as Principal Instructor of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Ms. Ochoa’s final performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. Casting is subject to change.