Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet

The Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) connect members and inspires ballet audiences through a variety of ticketed events and communications. These activities grow the profile and appreciation of this wonderful art form, resulting in fundraising efforts that support The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School. Receive ballet news, insights and events by registering to receive FAB’s virtual updates.

 

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August 2019

Brunch with the Ballet

Sunday 25 August @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George St
The Rocks, NSW 2000 Australia
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$85 – $850
Friends with the Australian Ballet -

Join us for a champagne brunch with conversation celebrating costumes and an array of irresistible silent auction and raffle items raising money to support The Australian Ballet.

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November 2019

Sylvia Dress Rehearsal + Pre-Performance Talk

Thursday 7 November @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The final dress rehearsal for the Australian premiere of The Australian Ballet's production of Sylvia, Stanton Welch's twist on a 150 year old love story, featuring a free pre-performance talk with sculptor Linda Klarfeld. The story of Sylvia - an arrow wielding nymph who scorns love, falls in love, outwits her abductor and wins through to happiness - first became a ballet in Paris over 150 years ago. Stanton Welch's new production revolves around three intertwining loves combined with the…

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Christmas with Friends

Tuesday 26 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Tattersalls Club, 198 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$80 – $90

With The Nutcracker just around the corner, the season for Christmas drinks is upon us. Join the Friends for Christmas drinks and canapés, joined by our special guests, Royal Ballet alumnus Gillian Revie and former Australian Ballet soloist Andrew Wright. Gillian Revie began her lengthy and successful career at 11, training at the Royal Ballet School. Her 7 years of training and 23 year career as a soloist and principal artist at The Royal Ballet has granted her the upmost respect in…

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The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

Friday 29 November @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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The final dress rehearsal for The Australian Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, the ultimate Christmas Ballet in its most enchanting version. There’s nothing like a traditional Nutcracker to get you in the mood for the festive season. And there’s no traditional Nutcracker as magical as Peter Wright’s. The artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet has created a gold-standard production of this beloved party piece, remaining faithful to the feel of the 19th-century original. Tchaikovsky’s last great score for ballet, with…

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February 2020

Friends in Conversation – Libby Christie

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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We are excited to introduce Friends in Conversation, a series of talks for 2020, our first being with Libby Christie, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet. Libby will provide insight into the funding, costs, logistics and operations of how the Company, along with its strategic aspirations, providing you with a true behind-the-scenes experience of The Australian Ballet. About Libby Libby was appointed as Executive Director of The Australian Ballet in 2013.  Prior to this appointment she had eleven years’ experience…

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