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THE ROYAL BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
January 16th 7:15 pm
THE ROYAL BALLET
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
Approximate running time: about 3 hours
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
Production Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Original designs Oliver Messel
Additional designs Peter Farmer
Lighting designer Mark Jonathan
Conductor Simon Hewett
Image: Yasmine Naghdi as Princess Aurora and Matthew Ball as Prince Florimund, with Elizabeth McGorian as Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty ©2017 ROH. Photographed by Bill Cooper