Houston Ballet presents Swan Lake

Houston Ballet presents <i>Swan Lake</i>
Photo by Amitava Sarkar

Houston Ballet presents the return of Swan Lake by Artistic Director Stanton Welch as the conclusion to the 2017/2018 Season. In this production, the everlasting love between Prince Siegfried and the maiden-turned-white-swan Odette is tested by the evil knight Rothbart and his black swan enchantress, Odile.

Welch's Swan Lake utilizes Tchaikovsky's full score as arranged for this three-act production. In his staging, Welch imbues the main characters with greater psychological complexity, and gives the work a twenty-first century pace. Welch, who collaborated with Kristian Fredrikson on Swan Lake, was inspired by John William Waterhouse's painting, The Lady of Shalott (1888). Waterhouse (1849-1917) was a British Neo-Classical and Pre-Raphaelite painter well-known for works featuring female characters from mythology and literature. The painting, which is based on Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem by the same title, depicts a tragic maiden afloat on a lake.

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7.1.18 | 2:00 pm
6.30.18 | 7:30 pm
6.30.18 | 1:30 pm
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6.29.18 | 7:30 pm
6.28.18 | 7:30 pm
6.24.18 | 2:00 pm
6.23.18 | 7:30 pm
6.23.18 | 1:30 pm


Jones Hall
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002


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