Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto after Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa
The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the evil fairy Carabosse on her sixteenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber for one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet performed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, 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.
Cast: Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (The Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (The Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine)