Australian Ballet Postpones THE HAPPY PRINCE Due To Graeme Murphy's Health
The Australian Ballet announced today that their upcoming staging of The Happy Prince has been postponed due to the health of Graeme Murphy, which has left him unable to complete the piece.
In place of The Happy Prince seasons, The Australian Ballet will present two of our most spectacular ballets.
For Melbourne audiences, the company will present our highly acclaimed blockbuster production of Cinderella, by internationally renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, from 19 to 28 March at Arts Centre Melbourne.
For Sydney audiences, the company will present Maina Gielgud's much-loved production of the timeless love story, Giselle, at the Sydney Opera House from 1 to 18 May.
Existing Happy Prince ticket buyers have been automatically assigned tickets in the new season of Cinderella or Giselle.
The Happy Prince is now expected to have its world-premiere in the 2020 season.
The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao's Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning artist and director Kim Carpenter, who adapted the story and created the colourful design for the ballet.
Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children's imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults' attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.