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The Royal Ballet to perform in Australia in 2017

The Company will perform in Brisbane in summer 2017 as part of the QPAC International Series.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

27 October 2016 at 10.24am | 18 Comments

The Royal Ballet will perform in Brisbane, Australia in summer 2017.

The Company will perform The Winter's Tale and Woolf Works at the Lyric Theatre from 29 June-9 July 2017 as part of the QPAC International series, a major cultural event that has previously seen performances by the Paris Opera Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet.

'It’s a real privilege for us to be invited to join the wonderful line up of companies that have already performed as part of the QPAC International Series in recent years', said Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O'Hare. 'It will be 15 years since we were last in Australia and everyone in the company is very much looking forward to coming to Brisbane with two very exciting works.'

The residency will also include an extensive outreach project with community groups culminating in a public performance on Sunday 2 July. There will also be a free Royal Ballet exhibition, Made on the Body, focusing on the art of choreography and the works that comprise the lifeblood of The Royal Ballet. Photographs of the Company by Rick Guest will also be on display.

Casting for performances is as follows:

Woolf Works

29 and 30 June, 1 July (evening):

Alessandra Ferri, Sarah Lamb, Natalia Osipova, Akane Takada, Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Francesca Hayward, Federico Bonelli, Steven McRae, Edward Watson, Gary Avis, Tristan Dyer, Paul Kay, Eric Underwood, Matthew Ball.

1 (matinee) and 2 July:

Mara Galeazzi, Itziar Mendizabal, Olivia Cowley,Yuhui Choe, Yasmine Naghdi, Mayara Magri, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Ryoichi Hirano, Alexander Campbell, Nicol Edmonds, Tomas Mock, Calvin Richardson, James Hay, David Donnelly, Benjamin Ella, Fernando Montano.

The Winter's Tale

5, 7 and 9 July:

  • Hermione - Lauren Cuthbertson
  • Leontes - Edward Watson
  • Perdita - Sarah Lamb
  • Florizel - Steven McRae
  • Paulina - Zenaida Yanowsky
  • Polixenes - Federico Bonelli

6 and 8 July (matinee):

  • Hermione - Claire Calvert
  • Leontes - Thiago Soares
  • Perdita - Francesca Hayward (6 July)/Akane Takada (8 July)
  • Florizel - James Hay
  • Paulina - Christina Arestis
  • Polixenes - Ryoichi Hirano

6 and 8 July (evening):

  • Hermione - Marianela Nuñez
  • Leontes - Bennet Gartside
  • Perdita - Beatriz Stix-Brunell
  • Florizel - Vadim Muntagirov
  • Paulina - Laura Morera
  • Polixenes - Valeri Hristov

An update to this page was made on 27 March 2017: Casting has now been confirmed and added.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

27 October 2016 at 10.24am

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Australia, Brisbane, by Christopher Wheeldon, Production, QPAC International Series, Queensland, The Winter's Tale, tour

This article has 18 comments

  1. Lindsay Brown responded on 4 November 2016 at 6:27pm Reply

    Do you have cast lists for these performances?

  2. Cherie Bell responded on 3 December 2016 at 9:56pm Reply

    When will casting be announced for these shows?

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 5 December 2016 at 9:35am

      Hi Cherie,
      Thanks for your question. The Ballet Company usually wait about six weeks before the tour before announcing casting. All information will be posted on our website as soon as we have more information.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  3. Julianne Reid responded on 6 December 2016 at 11:42pm Reply

    Is the company doing any other cities? I live in Sydney and hope they'll be performing here.

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 8 December 2016 at 11:54am

      Hi Julianne,
      At the moment, the only scheduled dates for the tour are in Brisbane. Watch this space for more updates.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  4. Fantastic!

  5. Beverley Shaw responded on 11 January 2017 at 10:28pm Reply

    Living in WA, we need to make arrangements asap for travel/accommodation and tickets. Do you know when performance dates will be published please?

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 7 February 2017 at 3:13pm

      Hi Beverley,
      Thanks so much for your interest in the tour. Casting is being finalised at the moment so within the next few weeks we are hoping to have an announcement.
      Please do keep an eye on our social channels and the news section of our website for more.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  6. Collette responded on 13 January 2017 at 7:46am Reply

    Do you know the casting and their performance dates as yet?

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 7 February 2017 at 2:58pm

      Hi Collette,
      No news yet, but do keep an eye on our social channels.
      Thanks,
      Rose

  7. Larissa responded on 27 February 2017 at 1:47am Reply

    Hello! Any update on when casting is coming out? Have been religiously checking... will be coming from Melbourne so need to book flights and accommodation

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 27 February 2017 at 10:55am

      Hi Larissa,
      I am sorry to not to have an update. Casting is still being finalised so we hope to have news to share very soon. Thank you for your patience.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  8. Margaret responded on 17 March 2017 at 3:34am Reply

    Also hoping to travel from Melbourne to see the Royal Ballet in Brisbane. Any news yet of the casting?

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 17 March 2017 at 3:00pm

      Hi Margaret,
      Thanks for your comment. As soon as we know it, it will be published on this post.
      All best wishes,
      Rose

  9. Deborah responded on 17 March 2017 at 1:18pm Reply

    Is there casting detail for Winter's Tale yet please ?

    • Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer) responded on 17 March 2017 at 2:59pm

      Hi Deborah,
      The Ballet Company still don't have casting in place. As soon as we receive the information we will publish it on this post, so watch this space!
      Thank you,
      Rose

  10. Helen responded on 4 April 2017 at 5:22am Reply

    Cheers for casting update!
    Super excited for this visit!

  11. Katrina Rumley responded on 15 July 2017 at 7:18am Reply

    The Cairns performance was extraordinarily fantastic. Thank you. Please tell me more about the solo performance by a dancer wearing a hoop skirt. (I didn't get a program.) Is there by any chance a video clip of the dance solo please?

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