The sleeping beauty
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[London] : BBC : Distributed by Opus Arte, 2008.


General Note
General Note
Originally produced in 2007.
General Note
Extra features: Synopsis [featurette] (3 min.); Cast gallery; Booklet includes the essay "A Cinderella story for a sleeping princess" by Tim Scholl in English, French, and German.
Creation/Production Credits
Production [by] Monica Mason and Christopher Newton after Ninette DeValois and Nicholas Sergeyev ; additional choreography, Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell, Christopher Wheeldon ; original designs, Oliver Messel ; realization & additional designs, Peter Farmer ; lighting design, Mark Jonathan ; staging, Christopher Carr ; editor, Tom Jones.
Alina Cojocaru (Princess Aurora), Federico Bonelli (Prince Florimund) Christopher Saunders (King Florestan XXIV), Elizabeth McGorian (his Queen), Alastair Marriott (Cattalabutte), Genesia Rosato (Carabosse), Marianela Nuñez (Lilac Fairy), Isabel McMeekan (Fairy of the Crystal Fountain/the Countess), Lauren Cuthbertson (Fairy of the Enchanted Garden), Mara Galeazzi (Fairy of the Woodland Glade), Natasha Oughtred (Fairy of the Song Bird/the White Cat), Laura Morera (Fairy of the Golden Vine/Florestan's sister), Ricardo Cervera (Cavalier/Puss in Boots), Andrej Uspenski, Johannes Stepanek, José Martín, Ernst Meisner (Cavaliers), Gary Avis (French Prince), Edward Watson (Spanish Prince), Valeri Hristov (Cavalier/Indian Prince/Young Florestan), David Makhateli (Russian Prince), Jonathan Howells (Gallison), Deirdre Chapman (Florestan's sister), Iohna Loots (Red Riding Hood), David Pickering (the Wolf); artists of the Royal Ballet; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Valeriy Ovsyanikov, conductor.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House covent Garden, London on 5 December 2006.
At the christening of a long-wished-for Princess, fairies invited as godmothers offer gifts: beauty, wit, and musical talent. A wicked fairy's gift is an enchantment: when the princess turns 16, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. This curse is partially reversed by one last fairy, who declares that the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. The king forbids spinning, but inevitably the curse is fulfilled. The good fairy casts a spell of slumber upon the entire kingdom and surrounds the castle with a forest of briar. One hundred years later, a Prince arrives, braves the wood, defeats the wicked fairy, and awakens the Princess with a kiss. The entire kingdom awakes with her, prepares for a wedding, and invites all the fairies along with fairytale characters Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, and others. The ballet ends with an apotheosis where all the characters make a final bow, and the Prince and Princess live happily ever after.
System Details
DVD; Region 0 (All); LPCM stereo, DTS stereo surround; 16:9 anamorphic widescreen presentation.
Subtitles available only on synopsis.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Petipa, M., Tchaikovsky, P. I., Cojocaru, A., Bonelli, F., Saunders, C., McGorian, E., Marriott, A., Rosato, G., Nuñez, M., McMeekan, I., Cuthbertson, L., Galeazzi, M., Oughtred, N., Morera, L., Cervera, R., Uspenski, A., Stepanek, J., Martín, J., Meisner, E., Avis, G., Watson, E., Hristov, V., Makhateli, D., Howells, J., Chapman, D., Loots, I., Pickering, D., Ovsyanikov, V., & MacGibbon, R. (2008). The sleeping beauty . BBC : Distributed by Opus Arte.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marius Petipa et al.. 2008. The Sleeping Beauty. BBC : Distributed by Opus Arte.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Marius Petipa et al.. The Sleeping Beauty BBC : Distributed by Opus Arte, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Petipa, Marius, et al. The Sleeping Beauty BBC : Distributed by Opus Arte, 2008.

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