Type

Royal Opera House

Date

24/05/2023

Doors Open

6:45 pm

Starting Time

7:15 pm

Running Time: 3:25 Hours

Intervals: 2

The Royal Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

The Sleeping Beauty 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. 

 

What else is on?

Danny Driver: Piano Recital

Music

Ember Big Band salutes The Rat Pack

Live Music

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue (Encore)

NT Live

ROH: MacMillan Celebrated (Live)

The Royal Ballet