La Sylphide by Erik Bruhn after Bournonville, music by Herman Løvenskiold
Leanne Stojmenov (The Sylph), Daniel Gaudiello (James), Vivienne Wong (Effie), Andrew Wright (Gurn) — Australian Ballet
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Erik Bruhn — Choreographer
Anne Fraser — Set designer, costumes
William Akers — Lighting designer
Leanne Stojmenov — The Sylph
Daniel Gaudiello — James
Olga Tamara — James's mother
Vivienne Wong — Effie, James's fiancée
Andrew Wright — Gurn, James's cousin
Heidi Martin — Nancy, Effie's friend
Colin Peasley — Madge, a witch
The Australian Ballet
Opera Australia Orchestra
Paul Murphy — Conductor
Revisit a monument of ballet history: La Sylphide, in a production directed by Erik Bruhn following the legendary original choreography of August Bournonville! This veritable tragedy in dance tells the story of a young Scotsman who leaves his fiancée out of love for a sylph—a spirit of the air that he alone can see...
The impeccable artists of the Australian Ballet, led by Leanne Stojmenov and Daniel Gaudiello, offer a dazzling interpretation of La Sylphide, set among the sumptuous sets by Anne Fraser which beautifully complement this romantic masterpiece, whose Paris premiere in 1832 is widely thought to mark the beginning of en pointe dancing by the incredible Marie Taglioni!