PARIS OPERA BALLET
returns to Sydney
Exclusive Sydney Season – 13 performances only
from 29 January 2013 to 9 February
2013 marks the triumphant return to Sydney of The Paris Opera Ballet,
universally regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest ballet company in the
world. The Paris Opera Ballet will give 13 performances of Giselle for an
exclusive Sydney Season at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney from 29 January.
Founded in 1661 by Louis XIV as the Academie Royale de la Danse The Paris Opera
Ballet has an unbroken tradition of two hundred and fifty years at the forefront of
this ever-evolving art form, producing great works, legendary dancers and
In addition to being the oldest company, The Paris Opera Ballet is also the
youngest, its ranks comprising étoiles or stars, premier danseurs, sujets or soloists,
corps de ballet and junior dancers with an average age of 25. The vast majority of the
dancers have come through the company school, many commencing their training in
the unique French technique as early as eight years of age.
The Paris Opera Ballet made its sensational Australian debut in 2007 when it
performed in Sydney. That season comprised a Gala at the Sydney Opera House
followed by a fortnight of Swan Lake and Jewels at the Capitol Theatre. Two years
later they brought La Bayadère to Brisbane.
Giselle is the quintessential romantic ballet. The tale of an innocent country girl
who, deceived by her noble lover, dies and joins the ranks of other young maidens,
similarly betrayed, in a spirit world where she is able to save his life through her
manifest love for him.
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