Watch The Sleeping Beauty Here:
Based on the well known fairy tale, with a sumptuous score by
Tchaikovsky, the Sleeping Beauty is one of the world's best loved ballets.
At the christening of princess Aurora, the evil fairy Carabosse throws
a terrible curse upon her and predicts that she will prick her finger
and die on her sixteenth birthday. Fortunately, the Lilac Fairy lessens
the curse: Aurora will be plunged into a deep sleep for a hundred years
but will be awakened by a prince's kiss. The fateful birthday arrives
and the king and queen urge the beautiful princess to choose a husband.
Having forgotten about diabolical Carabosse, they do not notice that,
disguised as an old woman, Carabosse is approaching Aurora...
Starring Svetlana Zakharova & David Hallberg. Libretto by Ivan
Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa based on fairy tales by Charles Perrault.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Marius Petipa
New Choreographic Version: Yuri Grigorovich
Designer: Ezio Frigerio
Music Director: Vassily Sinaisky
Orchestra: Symphonic Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Recorded live in November 20th, 2011