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AUGUST BOURNONVILLE’S

La Sylphide

Anaïs Chalendard
Photo by: Liza Voll

Elegance and enchantment

A romantic masterpiece, La Sylphide is soft, light, ethereal . . . and heartbreaking: the classic tale of a young Scotsman, who gives up everything for the love of a beautiful but unattainable woodland sprite, plays out in a setting of treacherous forest and magnificent castle. It is paired with Bournonville Divertissements, a series of excerpts from his many beloved works; it offers rare gems, too little performed in the U.S.

With Sincere Appreciation 

The 2017-2018 performances of La Sylphide have been made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor.

THE DETAILS

LA SYLPHIDE

Music

Herman Severin Løvenskiold

Choreography

Sorella Englund, after August Bournonville

Costume and Scenic Design

Peter Cazalet

Lighting Design

John Cuff

World Premiere

Nov 28, 1836, Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Boston Ballet Premiere

Mar 3, 2005 (Englund Production), Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts

BOURNONVILLE DIVERTISSEMENTS

 

Choreography

August Bournonville

Lighting

John Cuff

Pas de Deux

from Flower Festival in Genzano, 1858

Music

Edvard Helsted

World Premiere

Dec 19, 1858, Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Boston Ballet Premiere

May 24, 2018, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

Jockey Dance

from From Siberia to Moscow, 1876

Music

C.C. Møller

World Premiere

1876, Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Boston Ballet Premiere

May 24, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts

Pas de Six & Tarantella

from Napoli

Music

Holger Simon Paulli

Original Costume Design

Jens Jacob Worsaae

World Premiere

1842, Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Boston Ballet Premiere

Jan 17, 1966,  Boston, Massachusetts

Run time

Approx. 2 hrs and 30 minutes, including two intermissions