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Release Date: Thursday 1 February 2018
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Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez delights as Princess Aurora, with Vadim Muntagirov as her Prince Florimund, in this performance of a timeless classic. Marius Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's repertory, with its vibrant sets and glittering costumes and featuring such iconic moments as the Rose Adage, the Vision pas de deux, the exuberant wedding celebration and the charming fairy-tale guests, all danced to Tchaikovsky's richly layered music - one of the most beloved ballet scores of all time. This Sleeping Beauty captures all the magic and virtuosity that ballet has to offer.
Running time: 149 minutes
"The corps de ballet are in their element in Wheeldon's Ashton-inspired laurel dance. Sarah Lamb gives a fine account of Princess Aurora, her hands caressing the air like a lover's skin while her languid extensions and dreamy not-quite-there presence provide a perfect foil for Vadim Muntagirov's magnificently lovestruck Prince. Their grand pas de deux with three perfectly executed swan dives was a moment of ecstasy; even the horn section got over-excited. A sumptuous banquet of a ballet, beautifully presented." The Stage on the opening performance with Sarah Lamb as the Princess