Highmark Presents Giselle with the PBT Orchestra

Hope, heartache and betrayal cast their haze on one of the most breathtaking ballets of the Romantic period in Giselle with the PBT Orchestra. A village girl is doomed by a lover’s deceit to a ghostly sisterhood of spurned maidens intent on revenge in what the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls a “bewitching and beguiling dance with death.” Audiences will lose themselves among the mist and supernatural beauty of the fascinating scenery, story and score by Adolphe Adam.

Choreography: Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Music: Adolphe Adam


Performance Times

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 2 p.m. *Best Availability
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 2 p.m.


Theater Programs

Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. – Opening Night Preview: Join us for this special preview of the ballet with principal dancer Alexandra Kochis and retiring principal Luca Sbrizzi, who portray Giselle and Albrecht in the Saturday night performance. In the theater, no reservations necessary.

Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.Insights: PBT Ballet Mistress Marianna Tcherkassky and principal dancer Amanda Cochrane discuss the role of Giselle. Mezzanine level.  We apologize – Insights is now at capacity! Please email education@pittsburghballet.org if you’d like to place your name on the waiting list. Thank you!

Sun., Oct. 27, 1 p.mTalks with Terry: Maestro Charles Barker offers a brief look at the music of Giselle. The program begins with an opportunity to watch the last part of the company’s onstage warm-up class. In the theater, no reservations necessary.

Learn about the choreography, music and background of Giselle before you get to the theater! Check out our Audience Guide to the ballet.


Programs presented in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.



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