Where Melbourne

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND DANCE

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ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

Arts Centre Melbourne is Melbourne’s home of the arts and Australia’s largest performing arts centre. Each year they stage more than 4,000 performanc­es and public events. Resident companies of the Arts Centre Melbourne include The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia. See theatre, comedy, dance, opera, musicals, contempora­ry music and more in worldclass performanc­e spaces. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 182 183. artscentre­melbourne.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

The Australian Ballet is Australia’s premier ballet company and regularly performs new and classical works at Melbourne’s home of culture, Arts Centre Melbourne. Committed to artistic excellence and led by artistic director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet is renowned on the world stage.

Performanc­es at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 1300 369 741. australian­ballet.com.au

BANGARRA

DANCE THEATRE Bangarra is one of Australia’s leading dance companies, bringing contempora­ry Indigenous culture to the world’s stage. With a focus on culture and music, Bangarra is led by artistic director Stephen Page and features performers with a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background from across the country. Performanc­es at Arts Centre Melbourne,

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 02 9251 5333. bangarra.com.au

MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Establishe­d in 1906, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is Australia’s oldest profession­al orchestra. The MSO performs a variety of concerts ranging from core classical performanc­es at its home, Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne, to its annual free concerts at Melbourne’s largest outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Don’t miss their popular "MSO at the Movies" program, which features iconic movies backed by a live MSO score. Performanc­es at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 9929 9600. mso.com.au

OPERA AUSTRALIA Australia’s premier opera company, Opera Australia, brings worldclass production­s to the

Arts Centre Melbourne stage. From the likes of

“La Boheme” and “Aida” to musicals like “Evita” and “The King and I”, Opera Australia’s varied program is a testament to their artistic depth. With intricate costumes and astonishin­g staging, a night with Opera Australia is one to remember. Performanc­es at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. 9685 3700. opera.org.au

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