Royal Opera House: The Sleeping Beauty
Magic and fairy-tale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.
The Sleeping Beauty holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since.
Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography.
Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairy-tale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.
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Wednesday 24 & Sunday 28 May 2023
Standard £18, Concession £16
3 hours 25 minutes with two intervals