Join The Royal Ballet for a Friday Premiere stream of Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty from 7pm GMT on 26 February 2021. Buy your ticket now at http://stream.roh.org.uk
Saturday 20 February 2021 marks 75 years since The Royal Ballet reopened the Royal Opera House after World War II with a performance of this classic ballet. We are excited to celebrate this anniversary by streaming our 2020 recording of the landmark production, which was restored to its original staging by Monica Mason and Christopher Newton in 2006.
Marius Petipa's masterful, 19th-century choreography is combined with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of ballet repertory gems – the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, the lilting Garland Waltz, the 'Vision' Pas de deux, when Prince Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.