Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty as the gem of classical ballet.

The last but not the least one of the famous trio of Tchaikovsky ballets; Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty, is returning to our repertoire after more than twenty years. An immortal work, inspired by Charles Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty, was created by Marius Petipa’s cooperation with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The premiere was in 1890 in czarist Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. It is perhaps the most challenging ballet in all aspects. Its music and dancing difficulty puts enormous demands on the performers, the opulence and pomposity of stage and costume settings than for the theatre’s budget. But the result is always worth it. Only a few theatres and ballet companies with good artistic and economical background are able to stage this cornerstone of the classical ballet. Our production originates in the tradition of St. Petersburg ballet, choreographed and staged by the choreographer and ballet master Bakhram Yuldashev. Generations of spectators come to admire the fairytale of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré for over a hundred years now! Come to watch how the forces of good and evil, the Lilac Fairy and the evil Carabosse, are battling over the destinies of the young royalty. Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music, Petipa’s brilliant choreographic composition along with the fairy tale setting and performances of our company and soloists promise an amazing and compelling experience.

Premiere: 22nd of April 2017 at Mahen Theatre


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duration: 2 hours 40 min
one intermission 25 min
suitable for children of 6 years and older


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Poster photography: Ivan Pinkava

Poster design: Robert V. Novák

Performance pictures: Ctibor Bachratý

Video recording of the performance: Pavel Slavík

Editor of performance trailer: Martin Svobodník

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Production team

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Author / Music
Bakhram Yuldashev Choreography and direction after Marius Petipa
Pavel Šnajdr Conductor
Peter Čanecký Set Design
Ľudmila Várossová Costume Design
Jana Ruggieri Assistant Choreographer
Gustavo Beserra Quintans Assistant Choreographer
Alena Kolegarová Stage Manager


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