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World’s ‘most renowned ballet’ will pirouette from Paris in 2020

QPAC CEO John Kotzas said the 2020 season has “been a long time coming, but worth the wait”.

“We will present an extensive program on and off the stage that showcases the remarkable depth of the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet and engages audiences in the very best of French culture,” Mr Kotzas said.

The Paris Opera Ballet, whose origins go back to the 17th century, is considered one of the top four companies in the world.

Arts minister Leeanne Enoch said the company would perform from the 1st to the 19th of July 2020.

“The Paris Opera Ballet has visited Queensland only once before in 2009, when it launched the first-ever QPAC International Series,” Ms Enoch said.

“The QPAC International Series has presented some of the world’s leading performing arts companies over the last 10 years, and it’s great that we can celebrate this success with the company that was there at the beginning.

“This is a rare chance for Queenslanders to see this prestigious company live on stage, accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra,” Minister Enoch said.

Tourism Minister Kate Jones said welcoming back “one of the world’s most historically renowned ballet companies” would pump $5 million into the state’s economy.

Ticket sales open on Thursday with gala seats starting at $89, Swan Lake from $79 and Parisienne Soirée from $69.

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