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The Sleeping Beauty DVD (The Royal Ballet) 1994

The Sleeping Beauty unites Petipa's demanding but enchanting choreography with Tchaikovsky's wonderful score in one of the best-loved of all classical ballets. This recording of Anthony Dowell's 1994 production for The Royal Ballet, with designs by Maria Björnson, features an outstanding cast led by Viviana Durante as a radiant Princess Aurora. She is partnered by Zoltán Solymosi as Prince Florimund and Anthony Dowell himself is a glitteringly elegant embodiment of evil as the wicked fairy Carabosse. The Royal Ballet, exceptional as ever, is accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, deftly conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Princess Aurora: Viviana Durante
Prince Florimund: Zoltán Solymosi
Carabosse: Anthony Dowell
Lilac Fairy: Benazir Hussein
King Florestan: William Tuckett
The Queen: Elizabeth McGorian

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Additional choreography: Frederick Ashton / Kenneth MacMillan / Feodor Lopokov
Production: Anthony Dowell
Assisted by Christopher Carr
Designs: Marie Björnson
Lighting: Pat Collins
Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev 

Picture: 4:3
Sound: PCM 2.0
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running Time: 126 mins
Year: 1994