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Song Of The Earth/La Sylphide

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English National Ballet presents a double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Song Of The Earth and Frank Andersen’s recreation of La Sylphide. Read More >

English National Ballet presents two masterpieces in one performance: Kenneth MacMillan’s Song Of The Earth, and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the classic ballet La Sylphide.

Song Of The Earth is a profoundly moving work, set to Mahler’s haunting song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, performed live. Music, poetry and choreography come together to capture the fragility of life, and its constant renewal. Three central figures portray the bittersweet reality of love, loss, and mortality: a Woman, a Man and an enigmatic Messenger.

La Sylphide is one of the jewels of a Romantic ballet. On the morning of his wedding day, James glimpses a mysterious forest spirit, and becomes obsessed with her. This sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow and love to betrayal. From joyous party scenes to lyrical duets, this beautiful production has been lovingly recreated from the original classic. It is accompanied by an enchanting score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

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Age Recommendation: Under 5s not admitted. i

Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 9/01/2018

Closing Night: 13/01/2018

Running time: 2h50, inc. 2 intervals

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Cast & Creative


Lead Lady - Tamara Rojo

Lead Man - Joseph Caley

Messenger - Jeffrey Cirio

La Sylphide - Jurgita Dronina

James - Isaac Hernández


Producer - English National Ballet

Music By - English National Ballet Philharmonic

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