Different versions of “Sleeping Beauty”

Versions by Rudolf Nureyev:

1966 - “La Bella addormentata nel bosco”
Scala Opera Ballet in Milan
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis
First night was the 22nd September 1966 at the Scala Opera House in Milan with Carla Fracci and Rudolf Nureyev.
(New production in January 1994 - after Nureyev’s death - with scenery and costumes by Franca Squarciapino - restaged by Patrice Bart and Patricia Ruanne, with Viviana Durante and Manuel Legris)

1972 - “Sleeping Beauty”
National Ballet of Canada / Toronto
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis.
First night was the 1st September 1972 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with Veronica Tenant and Rudolf Nureyev.

1975 - “Sleeping Beauty”
London Festival Ballet
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis
First night was the 16th April 1975 at the London Coliseum with Eva Evdokimova and Rudolf Nureyev.
The show was also performed in January 1976 at the Palais des Sports in Paris with Eva Evdokimova alternating with Patricia Ruanne.

1980 - “Dornröschen”
Vienna Staatsoper Ballet
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis
First night was the 15th October 1980 at the Vienna Opera House with Gisela Cech and Rudolf Nureyev.

1989 - “La Belle au bois dormant”
Paris Opera Ballet
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis
The “First night” was originally planned for the 17th March (Rudolf’s 51st birthday) but, cancelled due to a strike, it was postponed until the following day, the 18th March 1989 at the Palais Garnier with Elisabeth Maurin and Jean-Yves Lormeau for matinee performances, and Elisabeth Platel and Manuel Legris for evening performances.
(New production in January 1997 with scenery by Ezio Frigerio and costumes by Franca Squarciapino - restaged by Patrice Bart and Patricia Ruanne at the Bastille Opera House with Elisabeth Platel and Manuel Legris.
NB: E. Platel was injured during the 1st Act and was replaced by Karin Averty in Acts II and III)

1992 - “Dornröschen”
Berlin Staatsoper Ballet
Scenery and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis
First night was the 21st February 1992 at the Berlin Staatsoper with Steffi Scherzer and Raimondo Rebeck plus, for this one performance, Rudolf Nureyev as Carabosse!

1999 - “Princessa Ruusunen”
Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki
Scenery by Anneli Qveflander
Costumes by Erika Turunen
Ballet restaged by Patricia Ruanne
First night was the 26th March 1999 at the Helsinki Opera House, Finland