A new setting for aclassic
San Diego's own early history forms the setting of this storied supernatural ballet, updated from its usual 19th Century European forests to Spanish Colonial California by the company's Artistic Director Javier Velasco. Now unfurling among pueblos and ranchos, the haunting story of a young peasant girl and her forbidden love for a nobleman is told through our own locales, yet remains as timeless as ever.
What is the story
Giselle, a beautiful and gentle peasant girl who is pursued by a nobleman, disguised as a peasant himself. But the nobleman finds himself a rival for her affections however in the form of Hilarion, a fellow villager who is suspicious of him. He has good reason to be distrustful; the nobleman is betrothed to marry another. This comes to light during a brawl between her two suitors, during which Giselle dies of a heart attack.
The titular damsel then joins a group of ghostly brides, who all perished before being married to their loves...her nobleman is devastated and tries to kill himself but can Giselle's spirit and enduring love save him?