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The Australian Ballet presents The Happy Prince

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

    Joan Sutherland Theatre - Sydney Opera House

    Bennelong Point
    Sydney NSW 2000

  • Date

    27th November 2020 to 16th December 2020

  • Time

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Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, sly humour and sharp social commentary. In 2020 Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale.

Murphy's distinctive choreographic style will animate the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed – and bring a particularly Aussie flavour to Wilde's happy ending.

This all-Australian premiere will feature a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who wrote the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning artist and director Kim Carpenter, who adapted the story and created the colourful design for the ballet.

Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.

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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