The Rialto Theatre is playing four live performances of the Bolshoi Ballet this winter, beginning with La Sylphide on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving romantic ballets, dating back to August Bournonville’s 1836 version. The version presented today has been adapted by choreographer Johan Kobborg, and gleams anew at the Bolshoi Ballet.
In La Sylphide, the human realm of a small Scottish community —evoked by traditional folk songs in Herman Løvenskiold’s score — meets the spiritual when James, a classic romantic hero, is utterly bewitched by a beautiful sylph whom he is unable to touch.
Tickets are on sale now. For more information, call the Rialto Theatre at 250-338-5502.
— Rialto Theatre