Mariinsky Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty Performing At The Covent Garden Theatre

Join The Royal Ballet for an adventure in an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in one of the world’s best-loved fairytales, good triumphs over evil and the handsome prince awakens with a kiss his beautiful bride. As a much-loved classical ballet and a perennial delight, The Sleeping Beauty brings together in a single work all the charms and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. There is all the visual splendour of a royal court, a fairy boat that sails to a mysterious castle in a forest –and the happy ending has all the exuberant celebrations of a royal wedding. Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music, the dazzling dance and the great characters bring the drama of The Sleeping Beauty to life for a performance you won’t forget.

Everyone loves the fairy story of the beautiful princess awoken from a long enchanted sleep by the kiss of a prince. You’ll also recognise a whole string of Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous melodies for this colourful spectacle: a perfect showcase for The Royal Ballet – and the ultimate special occasion for all the family.

Background:
The Sleeping Beauty is one of the pinnacles of classical dance, offering magnificent spectacle, pageantry and virtuosity. The story of Princess Aurora’s enchantment and awakening to love unfolds through Tchaikovsky’s sublime music, one of the greatest ballet scores of all time. The Mariinsky Ballet’s superb dancers, including Viktoria Tereshkina, Uliana Lopatkina, Alina Somova, Andrian Fadeev and Leonid Sarafanov, will take the leading roles in Konstantin Sergeev’s celebrated production. Based on Petipa’s ravishing masterpiece, the ballet’s freshness and sparkle never cease to dazzle and captivate audiences the world over, imbuing Perrault’s fairytale with wonder and excitement.

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