Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

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Thu 16 Jan 2020

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.

 

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


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