ANNA KARENINA DE TOLSTOY, EN LA SIDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Leo Tolstoy’s immortal novel comes to life in this epic ballet of cinematic proportions. Heartbreak, tragedy, love, lust and betrayal are at the centre of Anna Karenina’s undoing.
“There are as many kinds of love as there are hearts …” — Leo Tolstoy
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.
A specially commissioned orchestral score by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, who has worked with Possokhov on five previous occasions, captures the torment and raptures of its characters and includes a mezzo-soprano singing live on stage.
After standing ovations and critical acclaim in its debut season, Anna Karenina is set to sweep you away.
Presented by The Australian Ballet, with Opera Australia Orchestra.
Anna Karenina is a co-production of Joffrey Ballet and The Australian Ballet.
Choreography Yuri Possokhov
Guest Repetiteurs Adam Blyde, Suzanne Lopez
Composer Ilya Demutsky
Libretto Valerly Pecheykin based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Costume and set design Tom Pye
Lighting design David Finn
Projection design Finn Ross