THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE SWAN LAKE & THE NUTCRACKER
THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE – SWAN LAKE & THE NUTCRACKER – NSW
- Wednesday 21 December 1pm – SWAN LAKE
- Wednesday 21 December 7.30pm – SWAN LAKE
- Friday 23 December 3pm – THE NUTCRACKER
- Friday 23 December 7.30pm – THE NUTCRACKER
- Saturday 24 December 11am – THE NUTCRACKER
Venue:& Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Road Pyrmont
- Swan Lake – Two and three quarter hours including 2 intervals
- The Nutcracker – Two and a half hours including 2 intervals
Presented by Andrew Guild & Simon Bryce
TWO MAGNIFICENT FULL LENGTH BALLETS
IN ONE THRILLING SEASON
THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE
SWAN LAKE & THE NUTCRACKER
CLASSIC RUSSIAN BALLET AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN
Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont
Limited season premieres Wednesday 21 December 2016
Tickets on Sale Monday 25 July, Ticketmaster
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will come to Sydney in December for the very first time, to present two full-length classic productions of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and his most enchanting and magical ballet of all time The Nutcracker.
First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette divided by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart in a story where true love conquers all. With its spectacular and dramatic Ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story, Swan Lake is a ballet that has enthralled audiences for generations.
An adored Christmas tradition around the world, The Nutcracker is testament to Tchaikovsky’s enduring and much loved music and the magical power of storytelling. This full length production brings to life the magical tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their fantastical adventures into a world where dreams come to life.
Sold out in Paris, London, Singapore and Melbourne, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for beautiful dancers but also for stunning and grand full-length productions.
The strictly limited season of the world’s two most loved ballets with sumptuous sets, glorious costumes and a company of 60 on stage premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from Wednesday 21 December.
Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning, grand, full-length productions. The Company travels internationally complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. The Company has in its repertoire the classical masterpieces Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty and of course The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 to 250 performances every year.
As a producer with decades of experience in presenting quality Russian ballet in Australia, Andrew Guild said, “The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is truly traditional Russian classical ballet at its very best. This is the real thing, grand-scale Russian ballet. A complete classical full-length work. If you see only one ballet in your life, let it be this.”
The 60 member St Petersburg Ballet Theatre continually collect rave reviews around the world. Since inception, the Company has toured to six continents with performances in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Macau and Taiwan. The Company first performed in Australia in 1999. They are regularly seen in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and have been seen on such celebrated stages as the Royal Albert Hall, Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, the National Theatre in Tapei and the National Theatre in Beijing.
The 2016 Sydney season is part of an international tour that includes performances in Singapore, Macau, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Adelaide and Melbourne.
“A world class triumph! Not to be missed!” The Sunday Express (UK)
“Extraordinary. A phenomenal night out.” The Sunday Times (UK)
“A Company with style, restraint and elegance. A Company to be treasured.”
Sunday Telegraph (London UK)
“A triumph.” The Times of London
“The St Petersburg Ballet has left a considerable mark on the history of world ballet” Danse Magazine (Paris France)
“Getting full houses at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris.”
Journal du Dimanche (Paris France)
“A Night to remember.” The Scotsman (UK)http://www.dancetrain.com.au/events/the-st-petersburg-ballet-theatre-swan-lake-the-nutcracker/ical/