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23 | Mayerling opens at the Houston Ballet (Downtown)




7:30pm or 2pm


Wortham Theater Center | 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX

Mayerling DETAILS

From the organizer:

We are thrilled to share the exciting news about The Houston Ballet’s upcoming 2023-2024 Season, which celebrates Stanton Welch AM’s incredible 20-year tenure as Artistic Director of the Company. This season promises to be one of the best yet, as it features a diverse range of works from some of the most notable choreographers in dance history and up-and-coming creators. With six world premieres and three Houston Ballet premieres on the program, audiences will experience a spectacular lineup of groundbreaking works from Welch’s remarkable 20-year tenure.

Mayerling | May 23 – June 2, 2024
Choreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Franz Liszt arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery OBE

The psychological thriller of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling comes to the Wortham Theater stage for the first time after its Houston Ballet debut in 2018 as part of the Hometown Tour. An epic triumph in classical story-telling, this titillating three-act ballet tells the dark tale of Crown Prince Rudolf, the sole heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 1880s. The work weaves a masterful story of scandal and political intrigue through an unhappy marriage, sensuous dalliances, and morbid obsessions – all leading to the tragic murder-suicide of the Prince and his young mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera. Accompanied by glamorous costumes and exquisite scenery, Houston Ballet dancers’ acting and dancing strengths are on full display in this theatrical production.

  • At 7:30 PM on May 23, 25, 31, and June 1, 2024
  • At 1:30 PM on June 1, 2024
  • At 2:00 PM on May 26 and June 2, 2024

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