The Sleeping Beauty
Wednesday 24th May 2023, Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm start
Live Cinema Isle of Man – ballet screening from the Royal Ballet.
✭✭✭✭✭ “There is every reason to be cheerful, not just for the richness of character performances, but for the excellence of those arriving anew to add further lustre to these beloved roles.” – Bachtrack
✭✭✭✭✭ “Excellent revival of a cherished classic.” – The Stage
Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best loved of classical ballets, combining in a single work all the enchantment and virtuosity that ballet has to offer. Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet – a 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.
Running Time: 3 hours (including two intervals)