English National Ballet double bill featuring Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth and Frank Andersen’s recreation of La Sylphide
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.
SONG OF THE EARTH AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Tuesday 24 October: Erina Takahashi, Isaac Hernandez, Jeffrey Cirio
Wednesday 1 November: Tamara Rojo, Joseph Caley, Jeffrey Cirio
Milton Keynes Theatre Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October.
Tuesday 17 October: Tamara Rojo, Joseph Caley†, Aaron Robison†
Friday 20 October: Tamara Rojo, Joseph Caley†, Aaron Robison†
Liverpool Empire Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 October
Wednesday 25 October: Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Jeffrey Cirio††, Stina Quagebeur
Saturday 28 October: Tamara Rojo, James Streeter, Jeffrey Cirio††, Stina Quagebeur