A work of ethereal beauty, La Sylphide is an enrapturing tragic love story that will pull at the heartstrings.
A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH JOHAN KOBBORG
A beloved masterpiece, La Sylphide contains all the elements of Romantic ballet: a dark setting enshrouded in mist, a melodramatic love story doomed by a mysterious enchantment, and ethereal women in white. The famously specific Bournonville style provides joyful high points in the tragic story of a Scottish nobleman who finds himself in love with a sylph – a fairy-like spirit who is not of his world. Based on the original 1836 Royal Danish Ballet production, La Sylphide is one of the oldest surviving masterworks of classical ballet.
The run time of La Sylphide is 1 hour and 36 minutes, inclusive of a 20-minute intermission.