Sylvia – Cavendish Hospitality

Lilley & Gillie Sylvia – Cavendish Hospitality

Lilley & Gillie, over 25 years experience of corporate hospitality and event management

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Friday 18 January 2008 – Monday 31 March 2008

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Ashton’s Sylvia was restored to the splendour of its
elegant and oppulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary
celebrations of The Royal Ballet and it is now firmly back in the
Company’s repertory. Its story, from Greek myth, tells of
Sylvia, whose vows of chastity mean she cannot return the love of
the shepherd Aminta. Eros, up to his tricks, intervenes, only to
see Sylvia abducted by the hunter Orion. Rescuing her, Eros finally
brings the lovers together.

Ashton was inspired by the music of Leo Délibes to create
such great choreographic sequences as the famous Act III pas de
deux and the role of the mischievous Eros, one of those delightful,
darkly comic characterizations for which Ashton became known and
loved. With Margot Fonteyn as his original Sylvia, Ashton made the
title role a wonderful showcase for virtuosity, invention and
classical beauty. And it is indeed a beautiful ballet to look at
– the epitome of Ashton style in stage settings of great
detail and painterly splendour.

Cost per person
£265 + VAT
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