Colorado Ballet Presents LA SYLPHIDE as Season Opener Tonight

Colorado Ballet Presents LA SYLPHIDE as Season Opener Tonight

Colorado Ballet opens its 55th season with the romantic ballet La Sylphide, tonight, October 2, through October 11, 2015 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. La Sylphide features choreography by August Bournonville and music by Herman Severin Løvenskiold, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

In the ballet, a young betrothed Scotsman pursues a beautiful winged sylph, or spirit. He is tricked by an evil witch and in his quest for the sylph's unattainable love, he abandons his fiancée and ultimately loses everything.

"La Sylphide demonstrates temptation, loss and loving something you cannot have," said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. "This production will feature Colorado Ballet Principal Dancer Maria Mosina in the main cast as the Slyph. Mosina is starting her 20th season with Colorado Ballet and she danced the role of the Sylph when the Company last performed La Sylphide in 1996."

Colorado Ballet Principal Dancer Sharon Wehner will also start her 20th season with the Company this fall. Wehner will star in the main cast of Alice (in Wonderland) in February. Both dancers will perform other roles this season.

"I wanted to present La Sylphide not only because it has been nearly 20 years since we have performed it, but also because it is one of the most beautiful and romantic ballets of all time," said Boggs. "This is a spellbinding tale of betrayal, dark magic and love set in the enchanting woods of Scotland. Audiences will love this ballet full of woodland spirits, diabolical witches and kilts."

Performance Dates and Times:

Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $30 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.

About Colorado Ballet

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 55 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs. Visit www.coloradoballet.org.

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