UKTW - 25 years online


The story, from Greek myth, has Sylvia at the centre of dramatic events that have a statue come to life, Sylvia's abduction by the evil hunter Orion, and her dead lover Aminta restored to life through the intervention of the god Eros. The title role - created for Margot Fonteyn - requires a technical skill and classical elegance to challenge any ballerina to the full. But the accompanying host of characters and ensembles also allow the Company the chance to draw on its full range of dance and dramatic experience. The music by Delibes, who is maybe better known today for Coppelia, is considered one of the finest of 19th-century ballet scores. It was much admired in its own day, and rightly so for its sheer variety and melodious appeal.


Marianela Nunez, Rupert Pennefather, Gary Avis, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sergei Polunin, Thomas Whitehead, Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Bennet Gartside, Zenaida Yanowsky, David Makhateli, Thiago Soares


Music: Delibes
Company: The Royal Ballet
Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Design(s): Robin Ironside, Christopher Ironside (original), Peter Farmer (additional)
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Sylvia (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T0987152731. Details of all Sylvia archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02095815756

Archive Listings

3 Nov 10
1 Dec 10
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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