PREVIEW: Sylvia, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet will be performing Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, to mark the 65th anniversary of the ballet. 


Playing at the Royal Opera House from the 23rd November, The Royal Ballet will perform Frederick Ashton’s second full length ballet which was originally created as a showpiece for his muse Margot Fonteyn.

Considered to feature one of the most demanding female roles in ballet, the title role features a number of technical challenges. Across this run, the role of Sylvia will be performed by  Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez and Lauren Cuthbertson, with Natalia Osipovamaking her debut as Sylvia. Federico Bonelli, Vadim Muntagirov and Reece Clarke dance the role of Aminta, with Ryoichi Hirano, Nehemiah Kishand Thiago Soares appearing as Orion.

Frederick Ashton was the founder choreographer for The Royal Ballet and this ballet features his signature charm, elegance and poise.

Sylvia is inspired by Greek mythology, which charts the transformation of the heroine as she evolves from powerful huntress to bride. this three-act classical work was restored to the Company in 2004 by Christopher Newton and returns to Covent Garden for the first time since 2010.

This production features the original designs by  Christopher and Robin Ironside, as well as additional designs by Peter Farmer.

Sylvia will be performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House from the 23rd November until the 16th December. To book tickets visit:, See,Love London Love Culture, Discount, Love, Theatre Tickets and Theatre

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