Les Sylphides, Coppelia
'Coppelia' set designed by Geoffrey Head & Gordon Turnbull, winners of a Brisbane College of Art competition. Courtesy Dayne Cory Collection, SLQ.

Les Sylphides, Coppelia

October 31st, 1973 — November 3rd, 1973


It is with pleasure that Ballet Theatre presents this, its second season of ballet at her Majesty's Theatre in 1973. In April last it presented Peter and the Wolf and Nutcracker. That season was both financially and artistically successful with a total of 7,266 people seeing the six performances: the financial success enabled the mounting of this second season for 1973. 

It is from frequent performances such as you see here today that the students are able to develop and mature as artists and it is with great pride that Ballet Theatre welcomes the services of Miss Marilyn Jones, O.B.E., as its Guest Ballet Mistress for this season.

Miss Jones, as a former ballerina of the Borovansky, Marquis de Cuevas and the Australian Ballet companies, has a great store of knowledge, experience and artistry to give to the next generation of dancers. Her services are invaluable to the development of the young dancers of today.

Ballet Theatre exists to develop and mature the advanced students of the Brisbane area as artists. This can only be done by giving them the opportunity to dance the classics in a theatre such as Her Majesty's. At the same time, their performance must please you, the audience.

From the Program Notes

Researcher and writer: Dr Christine Comans



Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane
Artistic Director
Phyllis Danaher M.B.E.
Rehearsal Director
Judith Lowe & Desley Hammond
Guest Artists
Marilyn Jones O.B.E., Guest Ballet Mistress
Costume Designer
Wardrobe Mistress: Elizabeth Proud
Scenic Designer
Ken McCaffrey
Geoffrey Head
Gordon Turnbull
Lighting Designer
John Rodgers
Musical Director
Charles Leonard
Frederic Chopin
Leo Delibes
Sir Mostyn Hanger K.B.E.


  • Graeme Collins
  • Judith Lowe
  • Inara Svalbe
  • Colin Kratzing
  • Cheryl Boorman
  • Peter Lucas
  • Dianne Craitem
  • Diana Shohet
  • Petrea Gibbins
  • Kurt Lerps
  • Dayne Cory
  • Wendy Lowe
  • Christopher Gillard
  • Paul Atthow
  • Graeme Collins
  • Susan Mcintosh
  • Kathy Cameron
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Craig Phillips
  • Tricia Tommasi
  • Julie Morris
  • Leanna West
  • Jenny Lane
  • Susan Argaet
  • Marshall Garvey
  • Debbie King
  • Glenys Burton
  • S. Graham
  • P. Groth
  • P. McClurg
  • R. McKenzie
  • D. Lane
  • L. Bussey
  • M.Madden
  • M. Magill
  • S. Pollard
  • V. Jenkins
  • F. Morrison
  • J. Potter
  • P. Wilkinson
  • L. Bloor
  • K. Brown
  • D. Cox
  • P. Curtis


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