QPAC Announces First of Star Cast Rotation for La Scala Ballet’s Exclusive Australian Debut

QPAC announces first star cast rotation for La Scala Ballet’s exclusive Australian debut

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today revealed some of the lead cast rotation, including international guest star artists and Principal Dancers, for the world-famous Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company’s Australian debut only in Brisbane.

The company will perform Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote (7 to 11 and 17 November) and Giselle (14 to 16 and 18 November) for the 2018 QPAC International Series.

Superstar guest artists to appear at the QPAC International Series include David Hallberg Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, Leonid Sarafanov Principal Dancer at Mikhailovsky Theatre and Maria Eichwald Principal Dancer at Stuttgarter Ballet and now international guest at some of the world’s most prestigious companies.

Casting also includes Teatro alla Scala Principal Dancers Nicoletta Manni, Claudio Coviello and Timofej Andrijashenko.

Leonid Sarafanov will partner with Nicoletta Manni in Don Quixote for the evening performances on Wednesday 7, Saturday 10 and Saturday 17 November*.

In Giselle, Maria Eichwald will pair with Claudio Coviello in the evening performances on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November and Nicoletta Manni will dance with David Hallberg on Friday 16 and Saturday 18 November.

During the 2018 QPAC International Series 115 of this dynamic company’s members will take up residency in Queensland for three weeks in November, in a blockbuster program celebrating Italian arts and culture on and off the stage.

The full lead casting schedule will be announced in coming months.

Tickets are on sale now via qpac.com.au/lascala or 136 246. Travel packages are also available through the 2018 QPAC International Series Official Travel Package Provider Virgin Australia Holidays and for the first time, audiences can see both QPAC International Series performances in one bumper ballet weekend from 16 to 18 November.

The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support the 2018 QPAC International Series, which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

The Series is also supported by Principal Partner MinterEllison, Major Partner Treasury Casino & Hotel and Major International Partner Ghella.

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