Meet Sylvia: she's a legend

140 mins in all / 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.

In 2019, Stanton Welch’s new production of Sylvia will have its Australian premiere. Welch, who recently staged his versions of La Bayadère and Romeo and Juliet on The Australian Ballet’s stage, is a resident choreographer of the company, the artistic director of Houston Ballet and one of the art form’s great storytellers. His full-length Sylvia revolves around three intertwining love stories and features a striking new design by Jérôme Kaplan (sets and costumes) and Wendall K. Harrington (projections), the creative dream team behind The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella.

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.

 

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Wednesday 4 September

Monday 9 September

Tuesday 10 September

 

AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE PERFORMANCE

1.30pm

Wednesday 4 September

We are pleased to offer a free audio description service through Vision Australia during the Sylvia Melbourne season. Join us for the matinee performance on 4 September at Arts Centre Melbourne. To take part, follow the prompts to add the audio description option to your cart when purchasing tickets. Click here for more information.

… [an] iconic ballet that mixes myth and romance

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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

Ballet is a living art form

Stanton Welch
Wednesday 4 September

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