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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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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

May 2017

Nutcracker: The Story of Clara

Monday 1 May @ 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Monday 1 May at 7pm Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House From its first performance in 1992, Graeme Murphy’s Nutcracker – The Story of Clara was recognised as a masterpiece The Age Graeme Murphy’s acclaimed reimagining of The Nutcracker, like his Swan Lake, masterfully weaves together the enchantment and fantasy of the beloved classic with emotional depth and a modern perspective. Clara, a former star of the Ballets Russes, has settled in Australia. On Christmas Eve, nearing the end of…

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April 2018

Murphy Dress Rehearsal

Thursday 5 April @ 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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MURPHY A TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA'S ICONIC DANCEMAKER Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Thursday 5th April @ 7pm What makes Graeme Murphy Australia’s premier choreographer? A bold imagination, irreverent humour, profound musicality and a matchless sense of the body in space. Murphy’s choreography is an engaging mix of new and familiar: just when you have a sense of where a phrase is going, it does something fresh. - Sydney Morning Herald “The choreography is challenging, rich with emotion ​and breathtaking to watch”…

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The Merry Widow Dress Rehearsal Matinee

Friday 27 April @ 1:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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THE MERRY WIDOW Matinee Performance 1pm Sydney Opera House Friday 27 April 2018 1pm & 7pm ( Matinee & Evening performances) EFFERVESCENT ROMANCE OVERFLOWING WITH GLAMOUR “This sumptuous soufflé of a ballet is possibly one of the best The Australian Ballet has produced.” – The Australian Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the…

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The Merry Widow Dress Rehearsal Evening

Friday 27 April @ 7:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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THE MERRY WIDOW Evening Performance 7pm Sydney Opera House Friday 27 April 2018 1pm & 7pm ( Matinee & Evening performances) EFFERVESCENT ROMANCE OVERFLOWING WITH GLAMOUR “This sumptuous soufflé of a ballet is possibly one of the best The Australian Ballet has produced.” – The Australian Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. The tiny principality of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the…

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November 2018

Cinderella Dress Rehearsal

Thursday 29 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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With the Sydney season of Cinderella almost sold out, we are thrilled to offer FAB Members opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal on 29th November 7pm at Sydney Opera House. Be quick to secure your tickets! BOOK TICKETS NOW      

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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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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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April 2020

Volt Dress Rehearsal

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45 – $120

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED BY OUR BOX OFFICE, PLEASE EMAIL ADMIN@FAB.ORG.AU

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Anna Karenina Dress Rehearsal

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$45 – $120

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED BY OUR BOX OFFICE, PLEASE EMAIL ADMIN@FAB.ORG.AU

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