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Sylvia



Birmingham Hippodrome 24 - 27 June 2015

A humorous trip through time to learn valuable lessons in love.

Count Guiccioli's infidelities cause marital strife between him and his wife and threaten both their anniversary celebration and the burgeoning love between Amynta and Sylvia, their servants. It is left to the God of Love, Eros (in disguise as a gardener), to reconcile their differences as he takes them, and us, back to the age of mythical Rome in order to teach them all a lesson about Love.

David Bintley's time-hopping comedy features music by Léo Delibes, the composer of Coppélia, and a colourful cast of Gods and Goddesses, slave girls and pirates. Tchaikovsky wrote of Delibes' score, that his own music for Swan Lake was 'poor stuff' in comparison.

'A gorgeous and important work... Bintley's dance-making is a sophisticated flow that is a pure joy to watch... a delight from start to finish'
The Sunday Express

'Bintley has a merry eye and a command of classical dance-making that sits delightfully on his score... Hurrah for Bintley and his cast'
The Financial Times

'An ingeniously reworked version... a soufflé-like rom-com'
The Observer

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Credits


Music Léo Delibes
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Sue Blane
Lighting Mark Jonathan

World premiere


Birmingham Royal Ballet, 26 October 1993, Birmingham Hippodrome
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