Our free cinema-quality digital season brings our full-length performances to Australians at home.
Our gift to you.
Ballet is powerful magic. It can draw you out of your lounge room and into forests and castles and starry skies. It can make you forget your worries and feel the freedom and exhilaration of unbridled leaps and lifts. Throughout its centuries of history, ballet has always offered the most wonderful escape from troubled times, and even though our theatres are closed, we want to offer you that gift.
Our new At Home with Ballet TV digital season will beam our premium-quality productions right to your couch for free. We’ve hand-picked a selection of our most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on our streaming platform, Ballet TV. Absolutely free!
We’re all at home – but we’re all together. And together, we’ll dance our way through.
Our June - August schedule is available below.
AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 25 JUNE, 5PM AEST
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Graeme Murphy’s modern-day classic is a Swan Lake for the 21st century, charged with sensuality and heartbreak. The Australian Ballet’s most performed and most successful work has swept the world before it, reaping standing ovations and storms of tears in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York.
The romance of Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried is updated (and complicated) to a contemporary love triangle with the addition of the Baroness von Rothbart, a slinky mistress who has no intention of releasing her freshly married lover. Murphy’s breathtaking pas de deux and massed swans are framed by legendary designer Kristian Fredrikson’s darkly sparkling lake, contrasted with the glittering magnificence of regal weddings and ballrooms. This is Swan Lake as you’ve never seen it before.
Starring Madeleine Eastoe as Odette, Robert Curran as Siegfried and Danielle Rowe as the Baroness von Rothbart, this production was filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 2008 with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.WATCH NOW Adam Bull and Amber Scott. Photography Jeff Busby
SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS
We look forward to returning to the stage, in great spirits and in great shape. But we can’t do it without you. With no ticket sales, which form the majority of our income, we are now facing the most critical challenge in our 58-year history. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to help us keep the company afloat during the coming months. Your generous support will help us reach our 60th birthday and keep world-class ballet in Australia for generations to come.
What's Coming Up...
Each full-length production will be available for a limited time only.
Swan Lake (Murphy)
Thurs 25 June – Thurs 9 July
Thurs 9 July – Thurs 23 July
Spartacus (Jervies and Seregi)
Thurs 23 July – Thurs 6 August
The Merry Widow (Hynd after Lehár)
Thurs 6 August – Thurs 20 August
Add our Digital Season to your calendar and be the first to know when a new ballet is ready to stream.
Copyright restrictions mean we can only offer access to our 2020 Digital Season within Australia. But we haven't forgotten our international community!
For a very reasonable price, access our favourite full-length productions via iTunes.