Set to the iconic score by Léo Délibes, Sylvia is a dramatic interpretation by Welch, following three different stories in an epic tale of love caught between two worlds. Returning to the stage after debuting as a world premiere in 2019, this brisk 95-minute action-packed story ballet immerses audiences in Greek mythology focusing on three heroines fighting for love: Sylvia, the huntress, Artemis, the goddess and Psyche, the mortal.
Audiences are transported between worlds with projection design by Wendall K. Harrington and costume and scenic design by Jérôme Kaplan, setting the stage for love, deceit, betrayal and heartbreak. The thematic scenes, along with the fierce choreography by Welch, exemplify the high caliber of performance and entertainment expected of the world-renowned Houston Ballet. With thrilling sword fighting and illusions created with projections by Harrington, Sylvia is a production not to be missed