August Bournonville's La Sylphide
With the Oklahoma City Philharmonic
One of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and the first major ballet of the Romantic era, La Sylphide is the story of James, a young Scotsman. On the eve of his wedding day he falls in love with a sylph, a beautiful fairy of the forest. With a glorious score from Herman Severin Løvenskiold and August Bournonville’s original choreography, the story unravels in a mist of uncertainty as an evil witch vows to keep James from true love of any kind.