This production ofThe Sleeping Beautyhas been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. Aclassic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as aworld-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’swonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score andMarius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet byFrederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell overanyone who sees it.
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours