Swan Lake and The Nutcracker

Performing in Sydney!

Venue: Sydney Lyric

Dates: 19 – 24 December 2016


Hailed around the globe, the internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet have announced that they will perform two of their classic full-length productions – THE NUTCRACKER and SWAN LAKE in Melbourne in December 2016.

Russia’s critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet returns to Australia with two magnificent Tchaikovsky ballets in one thrilling season. The immortal Swan Lake and the beloved Christmas special The Nutcracker. With lavish sets, glorious costumes, a company of 60 and Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, audiences will once again embrace the majesty of Russian classical ballet at its best.

THE NUTCRACKER is a full-length production that brings to life the magical tale of young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their fantastic adventures into a world where dreams come to life.

SWAN LAKE is one of the most beloved ballets in the world and tells the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette divided by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart in a story where true love conquers all.

The Nutcracker and Swan Lake will be presented at The Plenary at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This will be the second visit for St Petersburg Ballet at The Plenary, which is a plush, state-of-the-art theatre space that has previously hosted performances by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and other major theatre events.

The 2016 Melbourne season is part of an international tour for St Petersburg Ballet Company that includes performances in Singapore, Macau, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland as well as Adelaide and Sydney.