2 November 1962


  • Program for Swan Lake, 1962
  • Sonia Arova in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Erik Bruhn in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Swan Lake, 1962
  • Sonia Arova in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Erik Bruhn in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Leon Kellaway and Erik Bruhn in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Karl Welander in Swan Lake, 1962
  • Karl Welander and Kathleen Geldard in Swan Lake, 1962
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The first performance by the fledgling company is Peggy van Praagh’s production of Swan Lake at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney. “It’s a terrifying night for us,” van Praagh tells a reporter. The principal roles are danced by Erik Bruhn, star of The Royal Danish Ballet, and Sonia Arova, a Bulgarian ballerina (and his former fiancée).







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