"The Sleeping Beauty" is danced in a 1994 production by Britain's Royal Ballet. Marius Petipa provides the choreography set to Tchaikovsky's score. The 1890 work tells the tale of a princess (Viviana Durante) put under a spell by an evil fairy's curse. Prince: Zoltan Solymosi. Carabosse: Anthony Dowell. Lilac Fairy: Benazir Hussein. King: William Tuckett.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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