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Palace Verona Cinema

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17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021

February 2017

Paris Opera Ballet: Nureyev’s Swan Lake

Thursday 16 February @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Thursday 16 February 2017 5:30pm – Pre-screening champagne talk 6pm – Screening The Friends of The Australian Ballet are thrilled to be partnering with Palace Opera & Ballet to bring Friends Members premiere access and discounts to the world’s best Ballet companies! Drawing on ancient Slavic and Norse mythology where destiny is often born out of the mysterious forces of nature, Swan Lake has become a legend in its own right. Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score is imbued with a deep…

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May 2017

The Royal Ballet: Jewels

Thursday 18 May @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Thursday 18 May 2017 5:30pm – Pre-screening champagne talk 6pm Film Screening The Friends of The Australian Ballet are thrilled to be partnering with Palace Opera & Ballet to bring Friends Members premiere access and discounts to the world’s best Ballet companies! The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of Emeralds, while the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with…

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June 2018

La Scala: Le Corsaire

Thursday 21 June @ 5:30 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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La Scala: Le Corsaire 21 June 2018 Palace Verona, Paddington 5.30pm - Pre-screening Talk | Champagne on Arrival | 6pm - Screening New Production! Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes’s exhilarating production, seen at the American Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet, invades the stage at La Scala with new sets and costumes by Luisa Spinatelli. Filled with action, passion and romance, this swashbuckling comedy follows a dashing pirate, Conrad, as he journeys across the high seas to save his beautiful…

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July 2018

Paris Opera Ballet: Pite/Perez/Shechter

Thursday 5 July @ 5:30 pm
Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford Street
Paddington, NSW 2021
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Paris Opera Ballet: Pite/Perez/Shechter 5 July 2018 Palace Verona, Paddington 5.30pm - Pre-Screening Talk | Champagne on Arrival | 6pm - Screening New Production! A mixed programme of works by some of the world's most exciting contemporary dance makers. Canadian Crystal Pite's dazzling The Seasons’ Canon, set to music by Max Richter, thrilled audiences at the Palais Garnier last season. Spain’s Iván Pérez occupies the stage of the Opera for the first time with a creation for ten male dancers.…

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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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