Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002

MayerlingChoreographer: Sir Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Franz Liszt arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery OBEMay 23 - June 2, 2024The psychological thriller of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling comes to the Wortham Theater stage for the first time after its Houston Ballet debut in 2018 as part of the Hometown Tour. An epic triumph in classical story-telling, this titillating three-act ballet tells the dark tale of Crown Prince Rudolf, the sole heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 1880s. The work weaves a masterful story of scandal and political intrigue through an unhappy marriage, sensuous dalliances, and morbid obsessions – all leading to the tragic murder-suicide of the Prince and his young mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera. Accompanied by glamorous costumes and exquisite scenery, Houston Ballet dancers' acting and dancing strengths are on full display in this theatrical production. At 7:30 PM on May 23, 25, 31, and June 1, 2024 At 1:30 PM on June 1, 2024 At 2:00 PM on May 26 and June 2, 2024

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