St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns with Swan Lake & The Nutcracker

St Petersburg Ballet, The Nutcracker - photo by V. ZenzinovRussia’s critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to Australia with two magnificent Tchaikovsky ballets in one thrilling season. The immortal Swan Lake and the beloved Christmas special The Nutcracker.

With lavish sets, glorious costumes, a company of 60 and Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, audiences will once again embrace the majesty of Russian classical ballet at its best in these full-length productions.

Swan Lake is one of the most beloved ballets in the world and tells the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette divided by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart in a story where true love conquers all. The Nutcracker brings to life the magical tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their fantastic adventures into a world where dreams come to life.

“The St Petersburg Ballet is truly traditional Russian classical ballet at its very best, says Producer, Andrew Guild. “This is the real thing, grand-scale Russian ballets; complete classical full-length works. If you see only one ballet company in your life, let it be this one.”

Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova trained dancers but also for its stunning, grand, full-length productions, complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 to 250 performances every year, and has in its repertoire the classical masterpieces Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Les Sylphides, Paquita and Sleeping Beauty.

The 60 members who make up the Company continually collect rave reviews around the world, and can be regularly seen in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. They have also been seen on such celebrated stages, including Royal Albert Hall, Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, the National Theater in Taipei and the National Theatre in Beijing. The Company first performed in Australia in 1999.

“The St Petersburg Ballet has left a considerable mark on the history of world ballet” – Danse Magazine (Paris)

Swan Lake
The Plenary – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Performances: 13 – 15 December 2016
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont (Sydney)
Performances: 19 – 22 December 2016
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

The Nutcracker
The Plenary – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Performances: 16 – 17 December 2016
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont (Sydney)
Performances: 23 – 24 December 2016
Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au

For more information, visit: www.st-petersburg-ballet.com for details.

Image: St Petersburg Ballet, The Nutcracker – photo by V. Zenzinov

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