The Australian Ballet presents La Sylphide, in a production by Erik Bruhn after August Bournonville’s nineteenth-century original. A ballet in two acts, La Sylphide tells the tale of the Scottish dreamer James, who is fascinated by a woodland sprite and spurns his fiancée to follow her. Intent on capturing the ethereal beauty for his own, he accepts the help of the vengeful witch Madge, who leads him to his downfall.
Choreography: Erik Bruhn after August Bournonville
Music Composed by Herman Løvenskiold
Music Performed by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Guest Conductor: Paul Murphy
Aobo Associate Concertmaster: Huy-Nguyen Bui
© 2022 Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.