Sleeping Beauty by David McAllister, after Marius Petipa, music by Tchaikovsky

Lana Jones (Princess Aurora), Kevin Jackson (Prince Désiré), Amber Scott (The Lilac Fairy), Lynette Wills (Carabosse)

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Gabriela Tylesova — Stage sets and costumes

Kat Chan — Associate set designer

Lucas Jervies — Dramatist

Jon Buswell — Lighting

Lana Jones — Dancer (Princess Aurora)

Kevin Jackson — Dancer (Prince Désiré)

Amber Scott — Dancer (The Lilac Fairy)

Lynette Wills — Dancer (Carabosse)

Rudy Hawkes — Dancer (The Lilac Fairy's Cavalier)

Amy Harris — Dancer (The Fairy of Joy)

The Australian Ballet

Orchestra Victoria

Nicolette Fraillon — Conductor

Program notes

A princess in a deep sleep, a wicked fairy godmother, a prince’s kiss… Rediscover Marius Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty—based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault and the brothers Grimm—set to Tchaikovsky’s sweeping, timeless score in this incredible production by David MacAllister. The dancers of the Australian Ballet transport us into a fairytale world and bring to life the adventures of the prince and princess, from the witch’s curse through the enchanted kiss.

Resplendent in the sumptuous costumes of award-winning designer Gabriela Tylesova, the world-renowned dancers shine brightly against the splendid décor of the Arts Centre Melbourne. The ballet concludes with the marriage of the two soul mates, a grand celebration of love amidst golden confetti, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s majestic music performed by the Orchestra Victoria… David McAllister, the artistic director of the Australian Ballet, successfully revives Marius Petipa’s celebrated ballet with a stellar casting, featuring the dazzling Lana Jones in the role of Princess Aurora and the exceptional Kevin Jackson as Prince Charming!

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