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06 November 2014– 22 November 2014

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: The Australian Ballet

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Fall in love with the spectacular world of La Bayadère.


In this epic story of forbidden passion, a beautiful temple dancer and a heroic warrior fight for their love against a backdrop inspired by 19th-century visions of the exotic East.

Every minute on stage is powered by explosive classical technique and fast-moving choreography amongst blazing colours, opulent sets and lavish costumes created by design visionary Peter Farmer.

Stanton Welch, resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet and artistic director of Houston Ballet, brings a masterful dimension to this classic, crafting the story with unrivalled dance technique and a hint of Bollywood sass.

A kaleidoscope of beauty, colour and spell-binding movement, La Bayadère will leave you in awe. Don’t miss this spectacular night out at the ballet.

“All that glitters is most definitely gold in The Australian Ballet’s new production of the exotic Indian classic story of love and revenge, La Bayadere” – The Daily Telegraph
“It is art, it is spectacle, it is exoticism” – Houston Arts Week

“It is ensemble work of the highest order- a ballerina’s dream and an audience’s delight”
Herald Sun

“Leaping male ensemble work infuses the earthly scenes with power and vitality, countervailing the exquisite control and delicacy required of the massed female colonnades in the ethereal Kingdom of the Shades”
The Australian

Full-length story ballet

Choreographer Stanton Welch
Music Ludwig Minkus
arranged by John Lanchbery
Costume and set design Peter Farmer
Lighting design Francis Croese

Pricing Information

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Standard $36 - $224
Pensioner $36 - $189
*Senior $36 - $206
*Youth 26 years and under $36 - $183
*Australian Full-Time Student $36 - $183
**Children 17 years and under $36 - $154
^Groups 10+ (A-C Reserve only) $74 - $185
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

For events which offer concession pricing, if you purchase concession tickets, please ensure you have your Proof of Concession with you when you attend an event.
*Mon-Thu performances only.  Excludes opening nights.
**Excludes opening nights.

Ticket Booking Enquiries: For all general booking enquiries please email the Contact Centre or call on +61 2 9250 7777 for more information.

 ^Groups Bookings: Please email the Group Booking team or call on +61 2 9250 7700 for more information. A-C Reserve only.

Insider Prices: Insiders are Sydney Opera House members. Insiders get waived booking fees, up to 20% off Sydney Opera House Presents shows and more. More Info

Performance Dates

Thursday 06 November 7.30pm
Friday 07 November 7.30pm
Saturday 08 November 1.30pm
Saturday 08 November 7.30pm
Monday 10 November 7.30pm
Tuesday 11 November 7.30pm
Wednesday 12 November 1.30pm
Wednesday 12 November 7.30pm
Thursday 13 November 7.30pm
Friday 14 November 7.30pm
Saturday 15 November 1.30pm
Saturday 15 November 7.30pm
Monday 17 November 6.30pm
Tuesday 18 November 7.30pm
Wednesday 19 November 7.30pm
Thursday 20 November 7.30pm
Friday 21 November 7.30pm
Saturday 22 November 1.30pm


  1. Fri 21 Nov 14 7:30pm - Limited Availability
  2. Sat 22 Nov 14 1:30pm - Limited Availability
  3. Sat 22 Nov 14 7:30pm - Limited Availability
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