Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Recorded as live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Stars: Lauren Cuthbertson, Federico Bonelli
Tue 11 Feb 7.15pm Book Now
Duration: 180 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Under 18s £10
Designed by Oliver Messel, one of the Royal Ballet’s most beautiful ballets combines the masterful 19th-century choreography of Marius Petipa with sections created by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of gems in the ballet repertory – from the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, and the lilting Garland Waltz to the Vision Pas de deux, as Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.
The performance lasts about 3 hours including 2 intervals.