As one of the oldest continually performed ballets (dating back to 1841, when it debuted in Paris), Giselle is a poignant tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness. This classic story of betrayal, the supernatural, and a love that transcends death will take the stage at Selena Auditorium this weekend, performed by the Corpus Christi Ballet.
The story follows a young village girl, Giselle, who falls in love only to discover that she has been deceived. The man she loves is really a nobleman in disguise, and is engaged to another. When she discovers his betrothal, she is so distraught that she eventually dies of a broken heart and becomes a Wili, a group of ghostly women who have all died before their wedding days and are condemned to haunt the forest to lure men to their deaths.
A cast of over 60 dancers and actors, and colorful scenery and costumes, will make this a spectacular production. Suitable for all ages, this has been described as a "must see" event for anyone who loves the Performing Arts.
The full-length ballet may be experienced Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 22nd at 3:00 PM.
Tickets are available through the American Bank Center box office, or by calling the Corpus Christi Ballet office at (361) 882-4588 or visiting www.CorpusChristiBallet.com.