Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Encores: The Sleeping Beauty
Tue, Aug 24 1pm
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...
Tchaikovsky's resplendent fairytale ballet perfect for the whole family, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a "truly extraordinary talent" (The Telegraph). The Bolshoi's sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault's fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see! Captured live January 22, 2017. Incudes one intermission.
Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault)Cast: Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Desire), Yulia Stepanova (Lilac Fairy), Alexei Loparevich (the Evil Fairy Carabosse)