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Media Release - First Time Ever In Australia, La Scala Ballet Performance Streaming Live In Halifax!

Hinchinbrook Council

17th October 2018

Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet) performs for the first time ever in Australia and you can experience the performance via a free simulcast at the Italian Street Fiesta in the heart of Halifax on Saturday 10 November

Bringing their 110-strong company, including more than 75 dancers to Queensland Performing Arts Centres Lyric Theatre, La Scala Ballet will perform two iconic productions, both much-loved and stunning works of the classical repertoire – Rudolf Nureyev’s festive Don Quixote, and the haunting Giselle

Deputy Mayor Mary Brown said ‘Hinchinbrook will be one of only ten regional locations that have the opportunity to host the live simulcast of the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company Australian performances.’

Local audiences will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking performances of the La Scala Ballet and listen to the music played by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra live streamed from QPAC whilst staying right here in our beautiful shire,’ Cr Brown said.

The evening’s events will begin at 5.00pm with the live simulcast commencing at 7.00pm. The Halifax community will be showcasing true Italian heritage offering a variety of stalls including Italian Delicatessen, sweets and an Italian BBQ. The Halifax Hotel will be hosting a Beer Garden, Pizzas and an Italian Smorgasbord. Bring a blanket, chairs and some nibbles and set yourself up on a nice patch of grass to enjoy a spectacular performance!

Event notes:

  • The La Scala Ballet Simulcast will be featured on a large screen on the grassed area beside the Halifax Library. Please bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic rugs.
  • Please note that Macrossan Street will be closed between Alma Street and River Avenue from 1.00pm until midnight for the Italian Street Fiesta to take place.
  • Disabled parking will be available in the vacant block beside the Halifax BP Fuel Station on Macrossan Avenue. Off street parking will be available on Alma Street, Scott Street, River Avenue and Musgrave Street.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Halifax Hall on Argaet Street. Updates will be made via the Hinchinbrook Way website and Facebook page.

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