The Australian Ballet
The Australian Ballet
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The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a uniquely Australian style, powered by artistry and athleticism.
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Circular Quay • 9 min walk
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Nath
Point Cook, Australia130 contributions
Nov. 2019
Firstly.....lit was my first ballet experience. Probably my last. It wasn’t for me. I probably would have given it 1 or 2 stars....I was that bored.....but I don’t want to be rude or offend people. I just know it’s not for me. But I feel the opera, ballet etc should always be put on the bucket list. It’s a life experience.
Written 23 February 2020
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John B
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
Dec. 2019
The performance was magical. The sets were fantastic. The dancers were poetry. I was a beautiful experience. The whole event was a magnificent experience. The Australian Ballet should be proud of the whole event. I'm just sorry I can't give more than 5 stars. The theatre was full of children enjoying the show.
Written 18 December 2019
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Sarah W
Greater Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Visited yesterday to see the Nutcracker. What a flawless, talented and stunning cast, brought tears to my eyes. The international Danseurs (American and Danish) were thrilling. I will be looking to see more from the Australian Ballet
Written 18 December 2019
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Bolshoiken
5 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
I am annual ticket holder of Australian ballet at Opera house and this time I saw matinee and night of first day.
Matinee was danced by Ako Kondo as suger plum fairly with her husband, Chengwu Guo danced as Nutcrasker prince. Clara was danced by Yuumi Yamada.
columbine by Rina Nemoto
All danced fantastically with very beautiful constume and background.
Night dance was ended by award ceremony of Telstra Dance award 2019 which was won by Jill Ogai.
Both performance is equality nice.
Written 18 December 2019
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Jane W
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
My memorable evening started off as I approached the Sydney Opera House to find the famed cruise ship’ Ovation of the Seas' on her way from White Island tragedy. That aside seeing her massive bulk back out of Circular Quay to almost slide under the bridge as she turned towards the heads to move onto her next port. This is quite a sight which I’ve seen on many occasions upon visiting our Opera House. If you happen to time your visit to include this vista, it’s quite a showstopper, even before you head into the domed sails.
I digress. I thoroughly enjoyed the ballet. The orchestra was its usual high standard giving the dancers a peak for which to aim. Nicole F. was conducting and Adam Bull was the other name I recognised as the magician. An important part but without a lot of dancing. Clara danced superbly as did the other soloists. They rightly attracted much applause both insitu and in the final bows. Costumes (great links from AB email) and stage effects were dazzling. I’ve seen this ballet performed before. While the multi-cultural dancers in costume too attracted much applause I’ve seen them better in other performances. I’ve also seen the rats more terrifying.
I would heartily recommend the AB Nutcracker (but be quick next time round as it sells out quickly-already sold out this time). Thanks Australian Ballet. A wonderful way to finish the year and to put us in the spirit of Christmas.
Written 16 December 2019
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Vanne W
24 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Friends
Eye catching fabulous performance with exquisite costumes and dancing! The air in the theatre was electric. Don't miss it!
Written 14 December 2019
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ANNE J
2 contributions
Dec. 2019
Wonderful evening, love the traditional ballets., the music the set, costumes and the dancers. Well done the Australian Ballet.
Written 14 December 2019
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Marilyn B
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Dec. 2019
I have been a ballet subscriber for well over 40 years and have enjoyed the Nutcracker many times however this production was the best I have ever seen-just fabulous in every way from the music, costuming and dance routines-Chengwu Guo so perfect-mesmering!
Written 14 December 2019
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Mary
1 contribution
Dec. 2019
Really marvellous. Excellent dancers, music sets and costumes. A really enjoyable performance. Opera house magnificent and easy transport to outperform hotel.
Written 14 December 2019
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Ashleigh&Summer
10 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Amazing performance, always pleasing, second time watching The Australian Valley's Nutcracker and it always gets better and they perform as one of the best in the world! Sold out season, we make sure we book in a year ahead not to be disappointed of missing out. A must see, especially this time of the year!
Written 14 December 2019
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