Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Franz Liszt, arrangement by John Lanchbery OBE
For the first time on the Wortham stage, Houston Ballet is pleased to present Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. An epic triumph in classical story-telling, this mesmerizing three-act ballet recounts the tale of Crown Prince Rudolf, sole heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It follows him through an unhappy marriage, flirtations and dalliances, all leading to his tragic demise alongside his 17-year-old mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera. Backed by exquisite costumes and scenery, the acting and dancing strengths of Houston Ballet dancers are on full display in this theatrical and physically demanding production.
Mayerling remains one of the monumental achievements of 20th-century dance-theatre…
SEPTEMBER 11-20, 2020
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