The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is coming to Scarborough Spa with Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty on Sunday November 27 at 7.30pm.
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians, directed and choreographed by former Bolshoi Ballet Soloist, Konstantin Uralsky.
Every child’s favourite fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score.
Stunning choreography, sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets form the fantasy world in which the Lilac Fairy struggles against the evil Carabosse.
Thanks to the timely intervention of the Lilac Fairy, she doesn’t die, but sleeps for one hundred years.
Woken by a prince, who has battled through the Enchanted Forest to reach her, they marry at a ceremony attended by nursery rhyme characters like Puss in Boots and all the other forest creatures.
Loving ballet and dance, Tchaikovsky found fresh inspiration in setting music to a specific programme. When composing the Sleeping Beauty, he had the stimulus of working to the detailed scenario and notes prepared for him by the choreographer Marius Petipa.
There are no scores more successful in supporting the full range of ballet than those by Tchaikovsky.
Highlights include the Famous Rose Adagio when Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.
This ravishing production of the Sleeping Beauty is certain to leave you refreshed, relaxed and alert. It shimmers like an exquisite dream.
Tickets for ‘Sleeping Beauty: Russian State Ballet are priced at £32, £30 (concessions) and £19 (children under 16). Tickets are on sale now and available from the Spa’s box office (01723) 821888 and via www.scarboroughspa.co.uk