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The Australian Ballet presents Anna Karenina

Published 1st October, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    Joan Sutherland Theatre - Sydney Opera House

    Bennelong Point
    Sydney NSW 2000

  • Date

    30th April 2020 to 18th May 2020

  • Time

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Leo Tolstoy’s immortal novel becomes an epic ballet. Cinematic staging, Hollywood-worthy costumes and Yuri Possokhov’s mesmerising choreography illuminate the tragedy of Anna Karenina, whose desire brings about her ruin.

In the high society of Imperial Russia, a woman must not follow her heart. When Anna meets Vronsky, a handsome young officer, the instant connection between them flames into an affair – with disastrous consequences. Her husband, her relations and her social circle judge Anna ruthlessly, and when Vronsky’s passion cools she takes desperate action.

Yuri Possokhov, formerly a principal dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, has choreographed works on major companies around the world. His Anna Karenina, faithful to Tolstoy’s novel, features Finn Ross’ projections (including real-time film of the dancers taken during the performance) and Tom Pye’s set and costume designs, which conjure the opulence of the era with modern style. The specially commissioned orchestral score by Ilya Demutsky gestures towards the rich grandeur of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, and includes a mezzo soprano singing live on stage.

The agonies and ecstasies of Anna’s turbulent life are powerfully evoked in the centrepiece of the 2020 season.

Event Location

Joan Sutherland Theatre - Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney NSW 2000

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Published 1st October, 2019 in Concert or Performance
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