Russian ballet company upholds Romantic ideals with 'Giselle'

March 16, 2005

The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre will present "Giselle" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park. Section one and two tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $32 and $25 for adults; $19 and $12 for University Park students; and $22 and $15 for a people 18 and younger. For tickets and information, log on to or call (814) 863-0255 or (800) ARTS-TIX. Tickets also are available at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and The Bryce Jordan Center.

Giselle is about a peasant girl who meets an untimely death -- and an afterlife ruled by vengeful spirits -- when she learns that the villager she loves is a disguised nobleman betrothed to another.

Artistic Viewpoints provides insight from an artist or expert perspective and is offered free to interested ticket holders in the Eisenhower Auditorium Conference Room one hour before the performance. Free audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available at no charge to ticket holders.

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