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Sylvia

Sylvia


Choreography by Frederick Ashton
Staged by Christopher Newton
Music by Léo Delibes
Original Designs by Robin Ironside , Christopher Ironside
Additional Designs by Peter Farmer (revival)
Lighting by Mark Jonathan

World Premiere

Sadler’s Wells Ballet
September 3, 1952
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Margot Fonteyn (Sylvia)
Michael Somes (Aminta)
John Hart (Orion)
Alexander Grant (Eros)

United States Premiere

Sadler’s Wells Ballet
September 29, 1953
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Margot Fonteyn (Sylvia)
Michael Somes (Aminta)
John Hart (Orion)
Alexander Grant (Eros)

Revival Premiere

The Royal Ballet
November 4, 2004
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
London, England

Cast:
Darcey Bussell (Sylvia)
Jonathan Cope (Aminta)
Thiago Soares (Orion)
Martin Harvey (Eros)

ABT Premiere

June 3, 2005
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Gillian Murphy (Sylva)
Maxim Beloserkovsky (Aminta)
Herman Cornejo (Eros)
Marcelo Gomes (Orion)