Approximate running time: about 3 hours
Choreography Marius Petipa
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Additional choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon
The Royal Ballet
Screening Live in the Skyroom
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.
7 November 2019–16 January 2020