The Australian Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

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Opulent splendour, fairytale charm: David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty will sweep you off your feet.

  • Adelaide

    July 2018

  • Duration

    167 mins / 2 Intervals

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Photography by Kate Longley and Daniel Boud

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The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur. Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, our artistic director’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.

If audience reaction is the yardstick, then David McAllister’s first ballet is a resounding success.

The Age

The production offers a gold-class experience and the magical escape that will forever draw so many audiences to the fairytale world of ballet.

Her­ald Sun

Production credits

The Sleeping Beauty

Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Design Associate Kat Chan
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell

with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Adelaide

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