La Sylphide

Saturday, October 13
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2hr 10mins

La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville's 1836 version.

The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet. In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community – evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold's score – meets the spiritual when James, a classic Romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch. 

Performed live on September 30, 2012 at the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow.


Sylph: Ekaterina Krysanova
James: Vyacheslav Lopatin
Madge, witch: Irina Zibrova