One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the 1890 original St. Petersburg staging of “Sleeping Beauty” was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of the Russian National Ballet’s repertory. The current staging includes a huge cast in a fairy-tale setting and the glorious Tchaikovsky score. This version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, good versus evil and, of course, love.
“Their gracefulness, perfect edges and lines demonstrate why the ballet, like opera, is such a powerful art form. You can feel the emotion in your seat without anyone saying a word that you can understand.” —The Star Press