LA SYLPHIDE
(The Sylph of the Highlands)


Music by Hermann von Lovenskjold
Choreography after August Bournonville
Staged by Erik Bruhn
Scenery and Costumes by Desmond Heeley
Lighting by David K. H. Elliott

World Premiere (of this production): Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts, Miami Beach, Florida, 2/3/1983
Original Cast: Marianna Tcherkassky, Fernando Bujones

World Premiere: (known as Sylphiden) Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theater, Copenhagen, 11/28/1836
Original Cast: Lucile Grahn, August Bournonville

ABT Premiere: Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, 11/11/64
Music by Hermann von Lovenskjold, with additional music by Edgar Cosma
Choreography Harald Lander, from the original by August Bournonville
Scenery and costumes by Robert O'Hearn
Cast: Toni Lander (Sylphide), Royes Fernandez (James), Christine Mayer (Effie), Basil Thompson (Gurn), Rosanna Seravalli (Madge), Eliot Feld, William Glassman (Two Farmboys), Ted Kivitt (First Variation)

ABT's second production, staged by Erik Bruhn with scenery and costumes by Robert O'Hearn and lighting by Nananne Porcher, had its World Premiere at the New York State Theater, New York, New York, 7/7/1971
Original Cast: Carla Fracci, Ted Kivitt


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