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.
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."
November 25 - December 27, 2022
September 9-18, 2022
September 22 - October 2, 2022