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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)