The Sleeping Beauty

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Marius Petipa

One of the best loved of classical ballets, combining all the enchantment and virtuosity ballet has to offer.

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Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.  The royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for The Royal Ballet.

The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet’s unique style and visual splendour.

 

As Aurora, Cojocaru scintillated through the ballet as if enacting some God-given destiny, preternaturally bright and breathing the music as if it were a rarefied element of her own. 

Guardian

The arrival of Carabosse - a gothic and very sexy Genesia Rosato - glitters with detail ... Alina Cojocaru's entrance drew gasps. I've seen two or three great Auroras, but never one so joyously buoyant that she looks in danger of floating away. 

Observer

 

The Sleeping Beauty was staged and filmed live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London in December 2006 and is part of The Royal Opera House Collection.

Production photography © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2006.

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