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English National Ballet

Song of the Earth / La Sylphide

English National Ballet perform Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting masterpiece and a beloved ballet classic in a special double bill.

09 Jan - 13 Jan 2018

Song of the Earth
Inspired by Mahler’s haunting song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, MacMillan brings music, poetry and choreography together to capture the fragility of life, and its constant renewal. Three central figures portray the bittersweet reality of love, loss, and mortality: a Woman, a Man and an enigmatic Messenger.

First performed in 1965, Song of the Earth was a point of departure for MacMillan’s choreography, surprising and captivating audiences and critics. English National Ballet is honoured to add this revered MacMillan work to its repertoire.

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: Tamara Rojo in Song of the Earth, photo courtesy of The Royal Ballet. Johan Persson / ROH

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.