Bolshoi: The Sylphide
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.2hr 00min.
With trailers and backstage recordings from 3.40pm.
Live via satellite from the Bolshoi. Ballet in two acts.
Music: Herman Severin Løvenskiold
Libretto: Adolphe Nourrit, Filippo Taglioni
Choreography: August Bournonville
Production and new choreography: Johan
With the Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre
With the Bolshoi soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
La Sylphide (The Sylph) is one of the world’s oldest surviving romantic ballets, a classic tale of good versus evil and reality versus elusive, beguiling fantasy.
In a Scottish manor-house, on the morning of his wedding, James wakes up from a dream to discover a beautiful winged sylph before him. Entranced by the vision, he attempts to capture her but she escapes him and vanishes. James gradually realizes that his obsession risks his own happiness and that of his fiancée Effie.
One intermission (25 minutes)