Arts & Entertainment

Swan Lake

For lovers and appreciators of ballet, Swan Lake is the classic performance that everyone should watch at least once before they die. After much success internationally, the Australian Ballet will be returning back to Sydney in 2015.

Artistic Director David McAllister enthuses: “We’ve toured this production to London, Paris, Tokyo, Nagoya, Shanghai and New York, where packed houses and standing ovations justified our status as a world-leading ballet company, and we’re thrilled to be returning this production to Australia with a treat for home audiences”.

The plot of Swan Lake follows the swan princess Odette and her infatuation with the handsome yet naive Prince. Set in the Edwardian era, the appearance of the Baroness causes Odette to spiral into an Ophelia like madness. This classic tale by Tchaikovsky is perfectly remastered and rejuvenated for Australian audiences.

Graeme Murphy is the mastermind choreographer for whom embodies traditional ballet with a modern dark edge. McAllister says, “Murphy’s Swan Lake is the ballet that perfectly embodies The Australian Ballet’s motto ‘caring for tradition, daring to be different’. It showcases the technique and athleticism of our dancers while storming into new territory with a modern, sensual and dramatic narrative”. (ATS)


Feb 20-28, Capitol Theatre, Campbell St Haymarket, $69-$259, 1300 558 878,