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Firebird – A Military LGBTQI Love Story

Based on a true story, Firebird is a meticulously researched and produced film about two young men on a military base in Soviet-occupied Estonia in the late 1970s. Sergey (Tom Prior) is a private just weeks away from discharge; Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii) is an officer and pilot, newly assigned to the base. Their attraction is almost […]

Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker

A beloved Christmas ballet receives an enchanting kid-friendly incarnation this festive season. Thanks to the renowned production company, Storytime Ballet, Sydney’s children are encouraged to dress in their favourite ballet-inspired outfits as they witness Tchaikovsky’s beautiful ballet, The Nutcracker. The current production of The Nutcracker was created as an immersive experience intended to conjure pure […]

Phoenix Collective Concert #3 – Freedom & Equality

The third concert in the Phoenix Collective concert series is set to feature the Phoenix Quartet. This instalment of the series will be a concert of identity, balance, and harmony. Presenting the string quartets of cutting-edge American composer, Jennifer Higdon, alongside masters Haydn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. The Phoenix Quartet is a premier string quartet comprising […]

Swan Lake On Ice

The award-winning extravaganza, Swan Lake On Ice will astound audiences with its much-anticipated return to Australia, with updated chorography and a cast of skaters who together hold 250 competition medals.   Swan Lake is widely known through dance and ballet, having been brought to the stage long ago through depictions of the more popular Petipa […]


Sydney audiences are to be treated to this tribute to the 50-year career of one of Australia’s great creative artists, choreographer Graeme Murphy, arguably one of the leading choreographers of his generation. Over the years, we have seen Murphy’s take on The Nutcracker, which was set in a Melbourne heatwave, the opposite of Tchaikovsky’s familiar […]

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty ballet is returning to Sydney for another season after its enormous success in 2015, but this time, principle dancer of American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is joining the performance as guest star. Staying faithful to the original storyline of Sleeping Beauty, the ballet will enchant audiences into a dream-like fairy tale performance, […]

Review – Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky's late 19th century opera, based on Pushkin's classic Russian novel-length poem, remains the composer's most popular and enduring opera. The story of an ill-fated love triangle is brought to life by Opera Australia and Covent Garden. Tatyana (Nicole Car) youthfully confesses her love for Eugene Onegin (Dalibor Jenis) who initially dismisses her advances. After […]