Bolshoi Captured Live: The Sleeping Beauty

Music:

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography:

Yuri Grigorovich

Libretto after Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa

 

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixtenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.

A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.

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