Alliance Francaise de Sydney - Opera de Paris: Ballets Russes

Opera de Paris: Ballets Russes at Sydney's Palace Cinemas

From 11 to 16 March, the Ballets Russes will be captured live from the Opera national de Paris and screened in Sydney's Palace cinemas.


Experience four essential works – performed in their unsurpassable original choreography. At the beginning of the last century, Serge Diaghilev shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity by bringing the artistic elite of the era - choreographers, painters and musicians - under one breathtaking playbill: Debussy, Stravinsky, Falla, Picasso, Bakst,Massine, Nijinsky, Fokine... This tribute reveals an unexpected diversity of inspiration.


Conductor: Vello Pähn

Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Cast: Émilie Cozette, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Mathias Heymann, Benjamin Pech, Clairemarie Osta

Music: Carl Maria von Weber, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla, Igor Stravinsky

Choreography: Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinski, Léonide Massine

Designs: Léon Bakst, Pablo Picasso, Alexandre Benois

Duration: approx. 1h42 incl. interval


About the Paris Opera Ballet


The Paris Opéra Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.