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Encore Screening

Encore Screening from The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

The Sleeping Beauty
Friday   7th February|7:15pm

Encore Screening from The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden

The Sleeping Beauty

The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening.  She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die.  The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break.

On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger.  She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her.  One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss.

Choreography Marius Petipa
Additional choreography Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon
Production Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after
Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Original designs Oliver Messel
Additional designs Peter Farmer
Lighting designer Mark Jonathan
Conductor Simon Hewett
Princess Aurora Lauren Cuthbertson
Prince Florimund Federico Bonelli
Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Performed by The Royal Ballet




Over 60s:£12.50