Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez delights as Princess Aurora, with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince Florimund, in this performance of a timeless classic. Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory, with its vibrant sets and glittering costumes and featuring such iconic moments as the Rose Adage, the Bluebird pas de deux, the exuberant wedding celebration and the charming fairy-tale guests, all danced to Tchaikovsky’s richly layered music – one of the most beloved ballet scores of all time. This Sleeping Beauty captures all the magic and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.
Princess Aurora: Marianela Nuñez Prince Florimund: Vadim Muntagirov Carabosse: Kristen McNally Lilac Fairy: Claire Calvert King Florestan XXIV: Christopher Saunders His Queen: Elizabeth McGorian Cattalabutte: Alastair Marriott Princess Florine: Akane Takada The Bluebird: Alexander Campbell Artists of The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Conductor:Koen Kessels Choreography:Marius Petipa Additional Choreography:Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon Production:Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev Original Designs:Oliver Messel Additional Designs:Peter Farmer Composer:Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Bonus: Introduction toThe Sleeping Beauty; History ofThe Sleeping Beauty; The role of the Lilac Fairy with Monica Mason, Darcey Bussell and Claire Calvert
Picture: 16:9 Sound: LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio Format: Blu-ray Region code: 0 All Regions Running Time: 139+11 mins Year: 2017
"Nuñez and Muntagirov oozed charisma and brought true drama to the proceedings because of the great chemistry in their partnership... the grand pas de deux was an absolute masterclass from both of them" Seen and Heard International
"If you want spectacle at the ballet then this Sleeping Beauty is for you." The Times
"Tchaikovsky's most majestic ballet gets the royal treatment... Oliver Messel's designs – towering arches, fairytale forests – have been deliciously heightened by Peter Farmer to the point of timelessness."The Stage