Final Seats On Sale – Two Extra Shows
Swan Lake – Monday 19 December at 7.30pm
The Nutcracker – Saturday 24 December at 3pm
Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont
New Seats on Sale Now – Ticketmaster
The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will come to Sydney in December for the very first time, to present two full-length classic productions of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and his most enchanting and magical ballet of all time The Nutcracker. The Company originally scheduled a four performance season which has proved so successful that not one, but now two extra shows have been added to cope with the unexpected demand. A performance of Swan Lake has been added on Monday 19 December at 7.30pm and a performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday 24 December at 3pm with tickets on sale Now.
Producer Andrew Guild said “we slotted in a short season at the Lyric, 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”.
Instead of a slow, relaxed Christmas season, the dancers of The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will be dancing The Nutcracker and Swan Lake right up to Christmas Eve and then using Christmas Day to fly to New Zealand.
First performed in St Petersburg in 1895, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette divided by the villainous sorcererRothbart in a story where true love conquers all. An adored Christmas tradition around the world,The Nutcracker is testament to Tchaikovsky’s enduring and much loved music and the magical power of storytelling. This full length production brings to life the magical tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their fantastical adventures into a world where dreams come to life.
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. The Company travels internationally complete with breathtaking scenery and magnificent costumes. The Company has in its repertoire the classical masterpieces Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, LesSylphides, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty and of course The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. The incredibly popular company is in such demand that it gives 200 to 250 performances every year.
The 2016 Sydney season is part of an international tour that includes performances in Singapore, Macau, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Adelaide and Melbourne.
“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)
“Getting full houses at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris.”Journal du Dimanche (Paris France)
“A Night to remember.” The Scotsman (UK)
New Seats on Sale NOW
Monday 19 December 7.30pm – SWAN LAKE – New Show On Sale
Tuesday 20 December 6.30pm – SWAN LAKE
Wednesday 21 December 1pm – SWAN LAKE
Wednesday 21 December 7.30pm – SWAN LAKE
Thursday 22 December 7.30pm – SWAN LAKE
Friday 23 December 3pm – THE NUTCRACKER
Friday 23 December 7.30pm – THE NUTCRACKER
Saturday 24 December 11am – THE NUTCRACKER
Saturday 24 December 3pm – THE NUTCRACKER – New Show On Sale
Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pirrama Road Pyrmont
Booking: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Duration: Swan Lake – Two and three quarter hours including 2 intervals
The Nutcracker – Two and a half hours including 2 intervals