a witch's revenge
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'Tis the season of the witch
The Alabama Ballet is proud to present the company premiere of La Sylphide: A Witch's Revenge. Just in time for Halloween, this ballet tells the story of a young Scottish man who becomes enchanted by a forest fairy on the eve of his wedding.
Come in costume to the Saturday, October 27 matinee, and enter to win tickets to our upcoming production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™!
On the morning of his wedding day, a Scottish farmer named James falls in love with a vision of a magical sylph, or spirit. An old witch appears before him, predicting that he will betray his fiancee. Although enchanted by the sylph, James disagrees, sending the witch away.
All seems fine as the wedding begins. But as James begins to put the ring on his fiancee's finger, the beautiful sylph suddenly appears and snatches it away from him. James abandons his own wedding, running after her. He chases the sylph into the woods, where he again sees the old witch. She offers James a magical scarf. She tells him that the scarf will bind the sylph's wings, enabling him to catch her for himself. James is so enamored by the sylph that he wishes to catch her and keep her forever.
James decides to take the magical scarf. He wraps it around the sylph's shoulders, but when he does, the Sylph's wings fall off and she dies. James is left all alone, heartbroken. He then watches his fiancee marry his best friend.