The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her sixteenth birthday, falling into a deep slumber of one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell.
A resplendent fairytale ballet performed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.
Captured Live: 22 January 2017
Performance: 2 hours 50 minutes
Cast: Olga Smirnova (Princess Aurora), Semyon Chudin (Prince Désiré), Alexei Loparevich (The Evil Fairy Carabosse), Yulia Stepanova (The Lilac Fairy), Vitaly Biktimirov (Catalabutte), Artemy Belyakov (Bluebird), Anastasia Denisova (Princess Florine)
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: after Ivan Vsevolojski and Marius Petipa
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
2018-2019 SEASON PRESENTATION
This season presents the greatest classics for a cinema exclusive experience featuring the Bolshoi principals and corps de ballet.
Four classical ballets (La Sylphide, Don Quixote, La Bayadère and The Sleeping Beauty) will be presented along with the beloved Christmas tale The Nutcracker and the jazzy ballet The Golden Age, that can be seen only at the Bolshoi. Carmen Suite-Petruska, Edward Clug’s new creation will close the season, with two very popular characters.
The Bolshoi remains the unshakable reference of ballet today.