Ballet

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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Cast

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

Program notes

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!

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