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About the Show Less...

Ashton's ballet, restored last season by Christopher Newton, is a tale of love and abduction. Read More >

Sylvia, shot by one of Eros’s arrows, falls in love with the shephed Aminta. However, she is aducted by Orion, the hunter, and can only be reunited with Aminta following another Eros intervention.

Ashton’s 1952 ballet was restored by Christopher Newton last season and combines both original designs by Christopher and Robin Ironside, and hew designs from Peter Farmer.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/11/2005

Closing Night: 21/12/2005

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Cast & Creative


Director - Production realization and staging by Christopher Newton

Producer - The Royal Ballet

Designer - Original: Robin & Christopher Ironside. New: Peter Farmer

Choreographer - Frederick Ashton

Conductor - Graham Bond & Benjamin Pope

Lighting Designer - Mark Jonathan

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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