World premiere. A new Beauty awakens
Fairies, a prince and a spell-shattering kiss: Don’t miss the world premiere of David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty. This highly anticipated new production will take history’s most loved fairytale into the modern age, with lavish sets and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova and never-seen-before staging, designs and choreography.
Be swept into a world of magical fairies and bluebirds with Aurora and her Prince, as they dance their way through rose gardens and Imperial Courts, to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.
Secure your tickets to the must-see ballet of the year before they sell out.
Get a sneak peek of the exquisite tutu Gabriela has created for the Lilac Fairy
Come behind-the-scenes at a very special shoot with Principal Artists Lana Jones and Kevin Jackson
“A lavish fairytale told through the richness of both the choreography and the design, and powered by the extraordinary Tchaikovsky score.” — David McAllister AM
The Sleeping Beauty (2015)
Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell
Melbourne: with Orchestra Victoria
Perth: with West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Sydney: with Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra
We celebrate the philanthropists who have made this production possible, with special thanks to:
Aurora, Geraldine Anne Lawton Bequest
Lilac Fairy, Friends of The Australian Ballet (NSW) Ltd
Carabosse, Malcolm, Carolyn and Tonya McCusker
The Prince, Kenneth R Reed AM
Princess Florine, The Ian Dicker Family
King Florestan, Anonymous
Queen Florestan, The Australian Ballet Society
Francesca, Roslyn Packer Barham
Indigo, Alice Packer
Emmanuelle, Sheelah Packer
With thanks to Supporting Partners Kawai and Argyle Pink Diamonds.