Spartacus by The Australian Ballet (1990)

2020 Digital Season | 23 July 2020

Expires 5pm (AEST) Thursday 6 August 2020 

This production is brought to you free by our Production Partner La Trobe.


Join the rebellion …  

Spartacus, based on a true story, focuses on a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his mission and his freedom, the ballet showcases our male dancers at their spirited and athletic best as the slaves who rise against the tyranny of their rulers. 

We’re excited to bring two versions of Spartacus to your screens.  

Our 1990 production stars Steven Heathcote as Spartacus and Lisa Pavane as Flavia, and was filmed at Arts Centre Melbourne with the State Orchestra of Victoria.  



Choreography and libretto by László Seregi 
inspired by the novel of Howard Fast 
Aram Ilyich Khachaturian 
Rehearsed by Colin Peasley 
Set design Gábor Forray 
Costume design Tivadar Márk 
Lighting design William Akers 
State Orchestra Victoria 
(now known as Orchestra Victoria) 
Ormsby Wilkins 


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Learn more about our 2020 Digital Season: At Home with Ballet TV.