Giselle dancer photo
San Diego Ballet


Sat, May 21, 2022 @ 8:00P & Sun, May 22, 2022 @ 2:30P

Sat, May 21, 2022 @ 8:00P & Sun, May 22, 2022 @ 2:30P

Balboa Theatre
Masks are recommended but not required
Tickets start at $47 (includes a $2.00 Facility Restoration Fee)
Run Time
Approximately 90 minutes (including 15-minute intermission)
Must be 3+ years to attend. All ages must have own ticket. NO LAP tickets.
On Sale
Tickets available soon

Bringing the beauty of classical ballet front and center, SDB’s new staging of GISELLE is a haunting rumination on romantic love and sacrifice. Traditionally, placed in 19th century Europe, Artistic Director Javier Velasco’s evocative production shifts the locale to the pueblos and ranchos of Spanish Colonial California. The tale of a simple peasant girl who’s love for a nobleman sparks tragedy takes on new life through the lens of San Diego’s early history. As does the poetic second act, featuring the spectral, beautiful Lloronas, the spirits of young women seeking revenge on the men who betrayed them. Highlighting classical dance in it most expressive and dramatic form.

Performed to pre-recorded music.