The Sleeping Beauty

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About the Show Less...

The Royal Ballet present the much loved fairytale and ballet, The Sleeping Beauty. Read More >

Princess Aurora is put into a deep sleep by the Lilac Fairy to prevent her untimely death after she is cursed by the evil fairy Carabosse. A century later is awakened with a kiss by the handsome Prince Florimund.

With music by Tchaikovsky, the ballet includes his famous and lyrical Waltz and the Rose Adage as Aurora meets in turn her four princely suitors.

The Staging currently in The Royal Ballet repertory is the famous De Valois-Sergeyev-Messel production of 1946 which was revived for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet in 2006.


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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 13/03/2008

Closing Night: 06/05/2008

Running time: 2h50

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Cast & Creative


Choreographer - Marius Petipa

Lighting Designer - Mark Jonathan

Set Designer - Oliver Messel & Peter Farmer

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD