Bolshoi 18/19: La Sylphide
Release date: 11 November 2018
Music Herman Severin Løvenskiold
Choreography Johan Kobborg after August Bournonville
Libretto Adolphe Nourrit and Filippo Taglioni
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.