Building a Narrative with Ashley Wheater | Anna Karenina

New Videos | 30 March 2022

Cinematic staging, elegant costumes and Yuri Possokhov’s sensual choreography illuminate the tragedy of Anna Karenina, whose desire brings about her ruin. When Anna meets Vronsky, a handsome young officer, the instant connection between them flames into an affair – with disastrous consequences. Anna leaves her conservative husband and relinquishes her son to be with her lover, but her bliss is fleeting, and when Vronsky’s passion cools she takes desperate action.

Choreography Yuri Possokhov Composer Ilya Demutsky Libretto Valeriy Pecheykin based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy Costume and set design Tom Pye Lighting design David Finn Projection design Finn Ross With Orchestra Victoria and Opera Australia Orchestra Anna Karenina is a co-production of Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet