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The Sleeping Beauty DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2006

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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. The royal court, the panoramic journey of the Prince to the overgrown castle, and the great celebratory dances of the happy ending (in which other famous fairytale figures appear) are all brought to life by the luscious designs of this celebrated production, created in 1946 for the The Royal Ballet. The inspired performances of its revival for the 75th anniversary of the Company in 2006, together with a magnificent High Definition recording, make this a superb tribute to The Royal Ballet’s unique style and visual splendour. 'Alina Cojocaru'’s Aurora was the ballet’s radiant centrepiece, charming, in control and filled with a palpable delight in every pretty step.' The Times

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Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Princess Aurora: Alina Cojocaru
Prince Florimund: Federico Bonelli
Lilac Fairy: Marianela Nuñez
Carabosse: Genesia Rosato
King Florestan XXIV: Christopher Saunders
His Queen: Elizabeth McGorian 

The Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Associate Concert Master: Sergey Levitin
Conductor: Valeriy Ovsyanikov 
Choreographer: Marius Petipa

Plus: Cast gallery  / Illustrated synopsis

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS Surround Sound
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 All Regions
1 X BD50
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES/IT
Running Time: 135 mins
Year: 2006