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Roh Ballet Sleeping Beauty Encore

ROH Ballet Sleeping Beauty (encore)

28 May 2023


Magic and fairytale 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 fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)

Tickets £12

Choreography: Marius Petipa 
Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon 
Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas SergeyevMusic: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky 
Original designs: Oliver Messel 
Additional designs: Peter Farmer 
Lighting designer: Mark Jonathan 
Conducted by: Koen Kessels 
Cast: TBC 


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