Stanton Welch AM

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky




The 2022-2023 season is capped off by one of ballet's greatest love stories, Swan Lake.  In this opulent production, the everlasting love between Prince Siegfried and maiden-turned-white-swan Odette is tested by evil knight Rothbart and his black-swan enchantress, Odile. Stanton Welch's Swan Lake, inspired by Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse’s painting The Lady of Shalott, features lavish sets and costumes by Kristian Fredrikson and utilizes Tchaikovsky's full score to aplomb for this three-act production. In addition, Welch imbues the main characters with greater psychological complexity in his staging, giving the work a twenty-first-century pace. 


VIP Experience

Make your experience at the Houston Ballet even more exciting by purchasing VIP Experience! During your experience, you will be accompanied by three receptions, before the show, and during both intermissions. Receptions include light bites, sweet treats, complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and a photo booth! Following the show's conclusion, you will be escorted on stage for a dancer meet and greet where you will receive a commemorative gift.

Houston Ballet’s performances of Swan Lake generously sponsored by:


"Stanton Welch's choreography for the piece creates innumerable stage images that are filled to overflowing with beauty and grace."

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The Nutcracker

November 25 - December 27, 2022

Peter Pan

September 9-18, 2022

Good Vibrations

September 22 - October 2, 2022

Romeo & Juliet

February 23 - March 4, 2023


May 25 - June 4, 2023

Swan Lake

June 8-17, 2023