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Some of the text in The Australian Ballet timeline is adapted from essays in Luminous. These were written by Valerie Lawson (The Sixties), Jill Sykes (The Seventies), Lee Christofis (The Eighties), Michael Shmith (The Nineties) and Deborah Jones (The New Millennium).
21 January 1972
John Lanchbery is appointed Music Director of The Australian Ballet. His consummate skills as an arranger will come in handy as he creates ballet scores for The Merry Widow and Madame Butterfly.
Also in 1972
Helpmann invites Frederick Ashton to perform in the Australian premiere of Ashton’s Cinderella.