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ballet La Sylphide by August Bournonville, music by Herman Løvenskiold Lis Jeppesen (La Sylphide), Nikolaj Hübbe (James), Sorella Englund (Madge) – Royal Danish Ballet

Lis Jeppesen (La Sylphide), Nikolaj Hübbe (James), Sorella Englund (Madge) – Royal Danish Ballet

La Sylphide by August Bournonville, music by Herman Løvenskiold Lis Jeppesen (La Sylphide), Nikolaj Hübbe (James), Sorella Englund (Madge) – Royal Danish Ballet

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The preeminent 19th-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville's La Sylphide remains one of his most celebrated works. In the 1988 performance now available in archival film footage, the Royal Danish Ballet and Orchestra (under the baton of Poul Jorgensen) bring Bournonville's 1836 version to life, with Lis Jeppesen in the title role and Nikolaj Hübbe as her lover James.

When Sylphide meets the Scottish farmer James and entrances him with her warmth and beauty, a love for the ages begins. Unfortunately for them, the witch and fortune-teller Madge has become set on revenge against James after he rejected her, a dreadful malice that leads to tragic consequences for the young lovers...

Cast

  • August Bournonville | Choreographer
  • Henning Kronstam | Co-stage director
  • Arlette Weinreich | Co-stage director
  • Søren Frandsen | Stage design
  • Roy Emerson | Audio Director
  • Chris Bartlett-Judd | Lighting
  • Lis Jeppesen | La Sylphide
  • Nikolaj Hübbe | James
  • Sorella Englund | Madge
  • Morten Munksdorf | Gum
  • Ann-Kristin Hauge | Effy
  • Kirsten Simone | Anna
  • Anne Marie Vessel | Nancy
  • The Royal Danish Ballet
  • The Royal Danish Orchestra
  • Poul Jorgensen | Conductor

Program

  • August Bournonville / Herman Severin Løvenskiold, La Sylphide
    • Act I
    • Act II

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Thomas Grimm
  • Venue: Royal Danish Theatre (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Production date: 1988
  • Duration: 1 h 02 min
  • Production: © The National Video Corp. Ltd.
  • Available version(s): EN
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