Captured Live from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
The Sleeping Beauty
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault)
Cast Bolshoi Principals including Olga Smirnova, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.