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English National Ballet

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort / La Sylphide

Hope turns to despair, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy in English National Ballet’s new double bill.

16 Jan - 20 Jan 2018

English National Ballet returns with a double bill featuring Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and Frank Andersen’s recreation of the beloved classic La Sylphide.

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

Last performed by English National Ballet in 2013, Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort follows a young man hopelessly in love with a cruel and faithless mistress. He waits desperately for her, but when she finally arrives, she torments him. Distraught and confused, the young man succumbs to his despair. Performed to Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, Petit’s ballet is a searing display of unrequited love and its tragic consequences.

La Sylphide

On the morning of his wedding to his sweet fiancée Effy, James awakens from a dream to see a mysterious and tantalising Sylphide before him. His obsession with her sets off a fateful sequence of events where joy turns to sorrow, love to betrayal and infatuation to tragedy.

August Bournonville’s classic Romantic ballet is devotedly recreated by Eva Kloborg and Frank Andersen in this captivating production, and is accompanied by an enchanting score, played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide, Jeune Homme/La Sylphide, Nutcracker.
Book for two different productions at the same time and save 15%.
Book for three different productions at the same time and save 20%.

Image credit: Nicolas Le Riche in Jeune Homme et la Mort © Laurent Liotardo

The Observer

The Times

'Petit’s steps fizz with drama and energy.'

The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

'…seductive piece of dance-theatre.'

The Telegraph on Le Jeune Homme et la Mort

5 Evening Performances Remaining
2 Matinee Performances Remaining

Tickets available from £12 – £65*

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

*London Coliseum charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, to a maximum of £6 per transaction.

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