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Sylvia brings three strong superheroines, all the passion and humour of Greek mythology and one of ballet’s most stirring scores.

  • Sydney

    November 2019

  • Duration

    140 mins / 2 Intervals

Sylvia is an epic journey, combining the stories of three superheroines in all the splendour of Ancient Greece. Join the fierce goddess Artemis, the adventurous nymph Sylvia and the mischievous Psyche as they navigate desire and deception in the realm of short-tempered gods and fantastical creatures.

This exciting revival of a rarely staged ballet was first performed in Paris over 150 years ago. The delightful Delibes score, which drew a rave review from Tchaikovsky, has since attracted some of the world’s leading choreographers, including Ivanov, Ashton, Balanchine and Neumeier.

Experience this bold retelling of a classic ballet, promising all the passion and humour of Greek myth, tangled love affairs and sword fighting ballerinas.

Meet Sylvia: she's a legend.

"A fast-paced balletic fantasy"

The Aus­tralian

… [an] iconic ballet that mixes myth and romance

Arts and Cul­ture Texas

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Production credits


Choreography Stanton Welch
Sylvia is a co-production between Houston Ballet and The Australian Ballet
Staged by Louise Lester
Guest Repetiteur Mark Kay
Set and costume design Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting design Lisa J. Pinkham
Projection design Wendall K. Harrington

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Photography by Jeff Busby

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