Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty
This production ofÂ The Sleeping BeautyÂ has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messelâ€™s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Ilâ€™yich Tchaikovskyâ€™s enchanting score and Marius Petipaâ€™s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.