Royal Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

In Cinemas 24, 25 & 28 Jun 2023
Jonathan Lo
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Yasmine Naghdi (Princess Aurora), Matthew Ball (Prince Florimund), Kristen McNally (Carabosse), Mayara Magri (Lilac Fairy), Sergey Levitin (Concert Master)
Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon
Oliver Messel
3h21 including 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 24 May 2023
Official Event Listing

Ballet in a prologue and three acts (1890)

Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in The Sleeping Beauty, a family favourite that holds a very special place in The Royal Ballet’s heart and history. It was the first performance given by the Company when the Royal Opera House reopened at Covent Garden in 1946 after World War II. In 2006, this original staging was revived and has been delighting audiences ever since. 

Frederick Ashton famously cited the pure classicism of Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet as a private lesson in the atmospheric art and craft of choreography.

Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s ravishing music and Oliver Messel’s sumptuous fairytale designs with this true gem from the classical ballet repertory.

ROH Guidance: Suitable for all ages.