Airdate: Firebird and Other Legends

firebirdFollowing its successful live broadcast of Keating The Musical and la Boheme in 2008, ABC2 will mount another live arts event this month.

Firebird and Other Legends will be performed by The Australian Ballet from the Sydney Opera House live to air on Wednesday April 22nd.

There are three ballets, Firebird, Petrouchka and Les Sylphides.

Firebird is choregeographed by Graeme Murphy, inspired by Mikhail Fokine’s interpretation of a 1910 Russian folktale. This is a world premiere ballet.

Petrouchka also combines the talents of Fokine and a score by Stravinsky, exploring puppets that come to life.

Les Sylphides is set to Chopin’s music and is one of Russia’s most famous ballets.

Hosted by Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor, the event will cross to behind the scenes at interval.

It airs at 8pm.

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