Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York
Running Time: 119 minutes
A ravishing fast-paced fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton's mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepherd with the divine intervention of the deity Eros. The splendid score by Léo Delibes was so admired by Tchaikovsky that he purportedly declared: had he known the music existed at the time, he would never have composed Swan Lake!
Choreography by: Frederick Ashton
Music by: Léo Delibes
Set by: Peter Farmer, after Robin and Christopher Ironside
Costumes by: Peter Farmer, after Robin and Christopher Ironside
Lighting by: Mark Jonathan
Polina Semionova and Roberto Bolle in Sylvia.
Photo: Gene Schiavone.