The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Composer: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Music title: Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Title notes: Also known as 'The Sleeping Princess'; a one-act version based primarily on Act III is known as 'Aurora's Wedding'
Based on: Based on the fairytale 'La Belle au bois dormant' by Charles Perrault
Notes: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes presented a one-act version of the ballet, entitled 'Aurora's Wedding', at the Royal Opera House in 1929.
World premiere: 3 January 1890, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
ROH premiere: 20 February 1946, Sadler's Wells Ballet
ROH company premiere: 2 February 1939, The Vic-Wells Ballet
Productions
The Sleeping Princess (1939) The Vic-Wells Ballet (4 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1946) Sadler's Wells Ballet (78 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1959) The Royal Ballet Touring Company (1 performance online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1968) The Royal Ballet (31 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1973) The Royal Ballet (15 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1977) The Royal Ballet (123 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1993) Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (6 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (1994) The Royal Ballet (64 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (2003) The Royal Ballet (40 performances online)
The Sleeping Beauty (2006) The Royal Ballet (110 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
17 July 1974 Evening 8.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
28 May 2002 Evening Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London