The Sleeping Beauty – Dress Rehearsal
November 11 @ 1:00 pm
THE AUSTRALIAN BALLETS MOST LAVISH PRODUCTION RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL ENCORE SEASON
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Come celebrate NSW’s own Lilac fairy at the Friends of The Australian Ballet Dress Rehearsal.
The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur. Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, our artistic director’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.
Opulent splendor, fairytale charm: this reawakened classic will sweep you off your feet.
Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Design Associate Kat Chan
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell
with Opera Australia Orchestra in Sydney
The production offers a gold-class experience and the magical escape that will forever draw so many audiences to the fairytale world of ballet.
The Herald Sun, September 2015
“The fairies’ tutus are possibly some of the most beautifully designed and the senior women of the company look terrific dancing this repertoire in brilliant sparkles, fanciful wigs and feathery embellishments.”
– Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun, 2015
Non Members $105 (incl 2017 Membership)
Non Member Pensioner $86 (incl 21017 Membership)
Non Member Youth $71 (incl 21017 Membership)
Meet the Lilac Fairy Function $20
MEET THE LILAC FAIRY
The Friends of The Australian Ballet NSW are permanently acknowledged as the custodian of the Lilac Fairy character from The Australian Ballet’s landmark production of The Sleeping Beauty. We hold this position in high esteem and our members have contributed and continue to contribute to the preservation of this iconic character.As a thank you to our Members we invite you to contribute to this ongoing fund by attending a post-performance function to meet the Lilac Fairy following the matinee dress rehearsal of The Sleeping Beauty on Saturday 11 November 2017 at The Capital in the upstairs foyer.
Tickets will be $20 per person and will included a Champagne reception. Please note numbers are restricted so make sure you book for the “Meet the Lilac Fairy” when you book your tickets to The Sleeping Beauty.
On Sale Friday 4 August – Watch this space