Tchaikovsky : Sleeping Beauty

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A new production of Sleeping Beauty by the Bolshoi Ballet, with Svetlana Zakharova and David Hallberg.

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Tchaikovsky : The Sleeping Beauty

Classical ballet release event of the end of the year. The mythical Tchaikovsky’s ballet in a new production of the Bolshoi Ballet. Set for the reopening of the world famous historical stage completely renovated, it also celebrates David Hallberg’s Bolshoi debut.

The choreographer, Yuri Grigorovich presents a new version of one of his most famous choreography for a breath taking experience in splendid sets designed by Ezio Frigerio and  more than 400 new costumes designed  by Franca Squarciapino.

The american superstar dancer David Hallberg is Prince Désiré. Hallberg is the first main american soloist ever to be hired by the Bolshoi Ballet.

Princess Aurora is danced by the principal Svetlana Zakharova, well known by Parisian audience thanks to her many performances at the Palais Garnier. She is also the soloist of the best seller “Pharaoh’s daughter ” DVD released by Bel Air Classiques in 2004.

They are joined by a great cast : Maria Allash (Lilac Fairy) , Artem Ovcharenko (Bluebird) and Nina Kaptsova (Princess Florine).

The Bolchoi Theatre Orchestra is conduced by Vassily Sinaisky.


Tchaikovsky : The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet in two acts with a prologue and an epilogue

Music : Pyotr Ilyich Tchaiovsky (1840-1893)

Libretto : Ivan Vsevolozhsky & Marius Petipa
After the tale by Charles Perrault

Princess Aurora : Svetlana Zakharova
Prince Désiré
: David Hallberg
Lilac Fairy : Maria Allash
Carabosse : Alexey Loparevich
Blue bird : Artem Ovcharenko
Princess Florine : Nina Kaptsova
King Florestan : Andrei Sitnikov
The Queen : Kristina Karasyova

Soloist, Corps de Ballet & Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow

Conductor : Vassily Sinaisky

Choreography : Marius Petipa
New choreographic version : Yuri Grigorovich

Sets : Ezio Frigerio
 : Franca Squarciapino
Lighting design
 : Vinicio Cheli

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‘’ An American Prince at the Bolshoi ’’ – DANCE MAGAZINE

‘’ A Big Bolshoi Opening ’’
‘’ Mr. Hallberg (…) classicism is full of light and shade.’’ – NY TIMES

‘’Svetlana Zakharova as Aurora, radiant, achieving ravishing effects of contrapposto’’
‘’David Hallberg : Elegant in all things, boasting a space-cleaving jump, he is a princely dancer.’’ – FINANCIAL TIMES

Technical informations

HD recording : Bolshoi Theatre | 11/2011 
TV direction : Vincent Bataillon
Release date : 23 October 2012
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC078
Barcode : 3760115300781
Running time : 138 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

Reference : BAC478
Barcode : 3760115304789
Running time : 138 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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