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 splendour. ------------------------------------------- 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. Bonus material: 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 pretty step.’ Times Online