THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET PRESENTS THE COMPLETE
CLASSIC RUSSIAN BALLET
AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN
Strong Adelaide ticket sales have prompted Australian producers of the St Petersburg Ballet to add another extra performance to the Adelaide season of Swan Lake. The additional performance will be held on Sunday December 11 at 5.00pm and will be on sale from Wednesday 21 September.
Hailed from London to Paris, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet will commence their first Australian tour in 15 years in Adelaide at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 7-11 December 2016 presenting their full-length classic production of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
The short season has proved so successful that not one, but two extra shows have been added to cope with the unexpected demand. Producer Andrew Guild said, ‘we programmed in a short season at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide, thinking that pre-Christmas may be a bit of a tough ask. But we’ve been bowled over by demand for seats. We’ve already added an extra show and now another has been slotted in.’
The Adelaide season will be followed by performances in Melbourne, Sydney, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and preceded by a season in Singapore.
First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, the immortal and enchanting Swan Lake, with its unrivalled ‘white acts’, its spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, sublime music and deeply moving story, is the ballet that towers above all others.
Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning, grand, full-length productions. The sixty-strong Company travels internationally complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. The company has in its repertoire the classical masterpieces Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Paquita, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 to 250 performances every year.
The St Petersburg Ballet continually collect rave reviews around the world. Since its inception, the company has toured to six continents with performances in Spain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, USA, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Japan, China, Macau and Taiwan. The Company first performed in Australia in 1999. They are regularly seen in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and have been seen on such celebrated stages as the Royal Albert Hall, Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, the National Theater in Tapei and the National Theatre in Beijing.
“A world class triumph! Not to be missed!” The Sunday Express (UK)
“Extraordinary. A phenomenal night out.” The Sunday Times (UK)
“A Company with style, restraint and elegance. A Company to be treasured.” Sunday Telegraph (London UK)
“A triumph.” The Times of London
“The St Petersburg Ballet has left a considerable mark on the history of world ballet” Danse Magazine (Paris France)
“Getting full houses at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris.” Journal du Dimanche (Paris France)
“A Night to remember.” The Scotsman (UK)
THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET
Presented by Andrew Guild & Simon Bryce
Date: 7-11 December 2016
Venue: Her Majesty’s Theatre
Booking Details: bass.net.au | Phone: 131 246
Groups discounts available
Discounts for seniors and children under 13 years of age
Duration: 3 hours including 2 intervals
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