CHOREOGRAPHY BY AUGUST BOURNONVILLE
MUSIC BY HERMAN SEVERIN LØVENSKIOLD
LIVE WITH ATLANTA BALLET ORCHESTRA
One of the oldest surviving classical masterpieces and August Bournonville’s most lasting contributions to dance, La Sylphide is a magical story of forbidden love and heartbreak. Set in the mist shrouded Scottish Highlands, a land of mystery and enchantment, a young Scotsman falls under the spell of a sylph, a fairy-like spirit. He devotes himself to her, but their romance is doomed and a life together an impossible dream. A work of ethereal beauty, La Sylphide is an enrapturing tragic love story that will pull at the heartstrings and dazzle with its technical fireworks.
Photo by Gene Schiavone. Courtesy of Boston Ballet.