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Publishing Date : 05/11/2004

Editor : VAI

Recording : VAI

Music : Tchaikovsky

Choreography : Rudolf Nureyev after Marius Petipa

The Sleeping Beauty features Rudolph Nureyev as Prince Florimund and Veronica Tennant as Princess Aurora. The National Ballet of Canada production is classically sumptuous and the dancing of the principals is brilliant. This is the only available video of The Sleeping Beauty featuring Nureyev and in this production, he has added additional choreography which greatly enhances the role of Florimund. The superbly-trained corps and soloists of the National Ballet of Canada are welcome assets to the production.

Rudolf Nureyev (Prince Florimund), Veronica Tennant (Princess Aurora), Charles Kirby (King Florestan), Susa Menck (The Queen), Simon Semenoff (Catalabutte), Celia Franca (Carabosse), Kristine Soleri (The Lilac Fairy), Frank Augustyn (The Bluebird), Karen Kain (Princess Florine) ; soloists,
artists and orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada ; George Crum, conductor.