Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet

We hold several events throughout the year to provide support by way of fundraising and also that we can come together and enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the wonderful work of The Australian Ballet.

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June 2019

Leo Schofield AM Presents Paris Opera Ballet Cinderella

Sunday 23 June @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Join Leo Schofield AM for this pre-screening presentation of Paris Opera Ballet's tribute to former director Rudolf Nureyev's 1986 version of Cinderella. Charles Perrault’s celebrated tale, set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, is transported to an early film set.  In a series of references to the heroes of the American cinema, Nureyev propels his Cinderella under the spotlights of Hollywood. With a producer fairy godmother and star actor as Prince Charming, she escapes her miserable destiny and sees her dreams…

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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
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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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In 2019 we will be holding a number of events for our members. Stay tuned to this page for more information shortly. In the meantime, check out our previous events