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Ballet classic 'Sylvia' debuts in y-stanbul.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- "Sylvia," a staple of the world classic ballet repertoire, has returned to the ystanbul State Opera and Ballet (yDOB) stage this season after a hiatus of nearly half a century.

The ballet in three acts, whose tale is based on Greek mythology, is best known for its remarkable score, composed by 19th-century French composer Leo Delibes.

It was first performed in Turkey in January 1967 in Ankara, when the Ankara Opera was still operating under the State Theaters Directorate General.

The new ystanbul production debuted on Thursday evening at the SE-reyya Opera House in KadykE[micro]y, where it will also enjoy an afternoon performance at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Based on choreography originally designed for a 2013 production of the piece by the yzmir Opera, yDOB's "Sylvia" has its score performed by the company's orchestra under Azerbaijani conductor Elshad Bagirov.

A rotating cast of dancers Deniz Kylync and Melike Manav perform the title role while Olcay Tunceli and Melih Mertel take turns in the main role of Aminta in the production.

Upcoming performances of "Sylvia" are scheduled for March 19 at 8 p.m., March 21 at 4 p.m., April 1 at 8 p.m. and April 4 at 4 p.m.

(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CyHAN

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Date:Feb 27, 2015
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