The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Sleeping Beauty in 1890 was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. Today it remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertory.
The current staging is directed by Evgeny Amosov. With its huge cast, fairytale settings and glorious Tchaikovsky score The Sleeping Beauty remains the very essence of classical grandeur. This version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, goodness versus evil, and of course, love! Don't miss this premiere production!
In a magic kingdom, a princess named Aurora was born. The evil fairy Carabosse cast a curse on the princess that she would prick her finger on her 16th birthday and die. When the princess' birthday came, true to the curse, it happened. The kingdom's good fairy, the Lilac Fairy, came to the rescue just on time, but she could only make the princess fall into a deep sleep instead. She also cast the same spell on the whole kingdom to protect them. A hundred years later, Prince Désiré passed through the dark forest, hunting with his friends. The Lilac Fairy found the prince and she set out to break the wicked spell by Carabosse.
In recent years, the company has repeatedly visited on tours many countries such as USA, China, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Poland, South Korea and Japan. Nowadays, The Russian National Ballet Theatre land ceremoniously in over 15 cities in New Zealand and more than 30 cities in Australia. They will enthrall audiences in a greatest classical ballet journey.
Empire Cardholder $59.00
Children Under 8 years $49.00
Groups 8 + $59.00
Family of 2 adults and 2 children $49.00ea
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