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Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet - 1994)

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From the Royal Opera archives
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Running Time: 126 mins
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Content Type: Musical Recording

Marius Petipa's demanding but enchanting choreography of Tchaikovsky's romantic fairytale The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best-loved of all classical ballets. This recording of Anthony Dowell's gloriously romantic 1994 production, with charming, dreamlike designs by Maria Bjørnson, features an all-star cast led by Viviana Durante as a charismatic Princess Aurora, Zoltán Solymosi as a delightful Prince Florimund and Anthony Dowell as a wonderfully dishevelled Carabosse. The Royal Ballet, in exceptionally fine form, is beautifully accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

Princess Aurora: Viviana Durante
Prince Florimund: Zoltán Solymosi
Carabosse: Anthony Dowell
Lilac Fairy: Benazir Hussein
King Florestan: William Tuckett
The Queen: Elizabeth McGorian

The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 23rd November 1994.

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