Thursday 15 November
Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
Presented by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House with music performed by a live orchestra
The original choreography of Petipa includes the most magical fairy tale characters which bring to life this spectacular ballet. Princess Aurora is at the centre of a grand christening celebration where she is granted gifts from her fairy godmothers - the gifts of honesty, beauty, prosperity, song and generosity. The ceremony is interrupted by the unwanted wicked fairy Carabosse who puts a curse on the young princess - she will prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday...