Overview

A fiery and dramatic double bill choreographed by two of ballet’s best.

Carlos Acosta, former Principal of The Royal Ballet and one of the most acclaimed dancers in the world, has distilled the famous operatic story, Carmen, into a powerful, theatrical ballet – a tour-de-force of raw, honest characters and thrilling dance.

Bizet’s electrifying music underscores a tale of passion and betrayal. Don José is hopelessly smitten by the free-spirited and sensual Carmen, but when she discards him for a dashing matador, his ardour turns to jealous rage.

Famed choreographer Liam Scarlett brings his hallmark musicality and finely-crafted choreography to the iconic 20th century ballet, The Firebird. While paying homage to the ground-breaking original, Scarlett asserts its modern relevance with an unconventional twist to the powerful narrative.

Prince Ivan calls upon the magical Firebird to help him do battle with Immortal Kostcheï, whose evil soul is protected within an enchanted egg. In this mythical, dark tale, a mighty battle of wills and a burning love ignite the drama.

CARMEN
Choreographer Carlos Acosta
Composer Georges Bizet
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Musical Arrangement Martin Yates
Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Stager Ivan Gil Ortega
Set and Costume Designer Tim Hatley
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford

A co-production between Royal Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.

THE FIREBIRD
Choreographer Liam Scarlett
Composer Igor Stravinsky
Conductor Nigel Gaynor
Music Arrangement Jonathan McPhee
Music performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Stager Kaloyan Boyadjiev
Set and Costume Designer Jon Bausor
Lighting Designer James Farncombe

A production from the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

Act One – The Firebird 
Approx running time 55 minutes 

Interval – 25 minutes

Act Two – Carmen 
Approx running time 55 minutes 

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