Houston Ballet: Sylvia (SOLD OUT)

Join UChicago Alumni at a matinee performance of Sylvia

Tickets are limited -- get yours today! DEADLINE: February 14!

Houston Ballet's fearless Artistic Director Stanton Welch conjures the myth, might and magic of Louis Merante's 1876 three-act ballet Sylvia, complete with a brand new choreographic interpretation of the myth, alongside two other love stories from classical Greek literature. Lush costumes, sweeping stage designs and projections resurrect the tale of the celestial huntress, which is set to a rousing score by Romantic French composer Leo Delibes.

The ballet opens with a scene of worship, where woodland creatures dance before Eros, the god of love. Aminta, a mortal shepherd stumbles across the gaiety, accidentally disrupting it, shortly followed by the beauteous huntress and object of Aminta's affections Sylvia, who's attempts to mock Eros backfire when she wounds Aminta. As she laments over her deeds, Sylvia is kidnapped by the god of the hunt Orion, and the budding lovers are parted. Only help from the gods may reunite them and Sylvia must convince Eros to help her escape Orion's overly amorous clutches.



Event Information

Cost: $22.50  (Deadline February 14th!)



Sunday, 02/24/19 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm | iCal


Wortham Center @ Brown Theater
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77022

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Look Who's Coming:

C Wayne Swafford
Pamela Swafford
Franchesca Alamo
Sherry Xie
Guest of Sherry Xie
Pat-Hung Chan
  SAP America
Ress Young
Niloufar Hafizi
Joel Levine
Josh Levine
  Guest of Joel Levine
Sherry Xie
Kishen Raghunath
Gowthami Tamilselvan
... a total of 15 guests.
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