Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of
classical ballets, combining in a single work all the
enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. The
royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the
overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the
happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures
appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this
celebrated production, created in 1946 for The Royal Ballet.
The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th
anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a
magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb
tribute to The Royal Ballet’s unique style and visual
Princess Aurora: Alina Cojocaru
Prince Florimund: Federico Bonelli
King Florestan XXIV: Christopher Saunders
His Queen: Elizabeth McGorian
Cattalabutte: Alastair Marriott
Carabosse: Genesia Rosato
Lilac Fairy: Marianela Nuñez
The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Additional choreography: Ashton / Dowell / Wheeldon
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
London on 5th December 2006.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
‘Alina Cojocaru’s Aurora was the ballet’s
radiant centrepiece, charming, in control
and filled with a palpable delight in every
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