The Sleeping Beauty, Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky
A ballet with a prologue and in three acts, with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa, and based on La belle au bois dormant (1697), the famous fairy tale by Charles Perrault. It was premiered on 15 January 1890 at the Mariinski Theatre in St Petersburg.
The ballet Sleeping Beauty is one of the most well-known works in the repertoire of classical ballet world-wide, and in musical terms is considered to be Tchaikovsky’s most complete ballet work.
The libretto – of this second ballet by Tchaikovsky – narrates the story of a young princess who, having been cursed, pricks her finger with a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years.
The National Theatre Ballet, on the stage of the Prague State Opera and accompanied by the opera house’s resident orchestra, is sure to captivate you with its magnificent production of this excitingly choreographed version by the Mexican choreographer Javier Torres, based on the version by M. Petipa.
Whether or not you consider yourself an enthusiast of classical ballet, this fabulous performance is sure to delight.