Ballet in three acts and a prologue based on the fairy story by Charles Perrault
Music : Piotr Ilyitch Tchaïkovski
Choreography : Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa
La Belle au bois dormant |
credits : Opéra de Paris
Whilst following Petipa’s original ballet when he directed his first Sleeping Beauty in 1966 at the Scala Opera House in Milan, Rudolf Nureyev introduced some personnel touches.
RUDOLF NUREYEV AND SLEEPING BEAUTY"...
Notes sur le ballet :
A masterpiece that Western Europe were slow to find out about!
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The Sleeping Beauty - in the same production style as the 1921 “Russian Ballets” - was first performed in London in 1939 by an English company; the Sadler’s Wells Ballet directed by Ninette de Valois. Danced by Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann, the costumes and scenery were by Nadia Benois. Nicolas Sergueev was, once again, responsible for the staging and the choreography; first night was on the 2nd February 1939.