This event is sold out. However there are still limited tickets available for The Bright Stream
Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, this three-act ballet was first performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. With a revival of the original Petipa ballet in 2007 by Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky, this modern adaptation is a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era.
This extraordinary work, which the Bolshoi regards as one of the signature pieces of its exceptional repertoire, has never before been seen in Australia, another coup for Brisbane.
“The Bolshoi’s magnificent reconstruction of Le Corsaire by Yuri Burlaka and Alexei Ratmansky proved how exciting, compelling and artistically rewarding classical ballet can be! The dancing was divine.” - Network Dance USA
Performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Official VIP and Accommodation Packages at www.showbiz.com.au/bolshoi-ballet
Audio Described Performances
QPAC AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND PRESENT
30 May – 9 June Lyric Theatre, QPAC
In 2013, QPAC will present two outstanding seasons from one of the world’s greatest ballet companies, the Bolshoi Ballet as part of QPAC’s International Series.
Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, The Corsair, which sold ten thousand copies on the first day of publication, this three-act ballet was fi rst performed at the Bolshoi in 1856. It’s a swashbuckling, romantic tale of pirates, slaves and oriental intrigue and is typical of the exotic and ambitious ballets created during the Tsarist era. It is also one of the most spectacular (and expensive!) ever mounted by the Bolshoi and its many famous set pieces provide the perfect showcase for the company’s stars, the soloists and its magnificent corps de ballet.
• Classical ballet
• Canon text
• Literature and poetry
• Virtuoso performance
Middle and Senior school students with an interest in Performing Arts (Dance/Music/Drama) and English
QPAC will enrich the Bolshoi Season with learning and engagement activities including conversations, participatory workshops and resources. A full program will be available by end January 2013.
Your theatre experience begins long before curtain up with our premium Bolshoi Package.
After selecting your seats, simply select your chosen package.
Admission & Drink/Programme Package
From $104, available in all reserves on all performances
Your package includes:
- Louis Roederer Champagne from the Bolshoi Champagne Bar
- Bolshoi Programme