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TCHAIKOVSKY: The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Ballet (BluRay)

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Ballet (BluRay)


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Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez delights as Princess Aurora,with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince Florimund, in this performance of a timeless classic. Marius Petipa’s The SleepingBeauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory, withits vibrant sets and glittering costumes and featuring such iconicmoments as the Rose Adage, the Vision pas de deux, theexuberant wedding celebration and the charming fairy-taleguests, all danced to Tchaikovsky’s richly layered music – one ofthe most beloved ballet scores of all time. This Sleeping Beautycaptures all the magic and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.

Princess Aurora - Marianela Nuñez

Prince Florimund - Vadim Muntagirov

Carabosse - Kristen Mcnally

Lilac Fairy - Claire Calvert

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Marius Petipa

Music - Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Conductor - Koen Kessels


"Tchaikovsky's most majestic ballet gets the royal treatment - With contributions from no fewer than four choreographers the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty certainly gives you more bang for your bucks. Marius Petipa's original work has been augmented in such a way by Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon and Anthony Dowell that it seems made of whole cloth. Similarly, Oliver Messel's designs – towering arches, fairytale forests – have been deliciously heightened by Peter Farmer to the point of timelessness. The costumes never fail to amaze, reflecting three different eras with the exception of the Master of Ceremonies who remains above – or beneath - fashion." (The Stage ★★★★★)

"If you want spectacle at the ballet then this Sleeping Beauty is for you. Based on the opulent production that reopened the Royal Opera House after the Second World War, Monica Mason and Christopher Newton’s staging is a sumptuous homage to the splendour of the French court of Louis XIV. With so much richness on stage, in costumes, sets and the sheer number of courtiers and fairytale characters, the view from the stalls is full to bursting." (The Times ★★★★)

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