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Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky

Alina Cojocaru (Princess Aurora), Federico Bonelli (Prince Florimund), Christopher Saunders (King Florestan XXIV) – The Royal Ballet

Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky Alina Cojocaru (Princess Aurora), Federico Bonelli (Prince Florimund), Christopher Saunders (King Florestan XXIV) – The Royal Ballet

About

Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa, 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 The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006 turn this film into a wonderful tribute to The Royal Ballet's unique style and visual splendour.

This production, staged by Dame Ninette de Valois, epitomises the style of the company as as it marks The Royal Ballet's debut at the Royal Opera House, where since 1946 it has been the resident ballet company.

© Picture: Bill Cooper

Program

  • Marius Petipa / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty
    • Overture
    • Prologue: The Baptism
    • Act I: The curse
    • Act II: The vision
    • Act III: The wedding

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Ross MacGibbon
  • Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2006
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min
  • Production: © BBC
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, ES, EN

Casting

  • Marius Petipa | Choreographer
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Valeriy Ovsyanikov
  • Alina Cojocaru | Princess Aurora
  • Federico Bonelli | Prince Florimund
  • Christopher Saunders | King Florestan XIV
  • Elizabeth McGorian | His Queen
  • Alastair Marriott | Cattalabutte
  • Genesia Rosato | Carabosse
  • Marianela Nuñez | Lilac Fairy
  • The Royal Ballet

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