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The Sleeping Beauty Ballet
February 14, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Cincinnati Music Hall$36 – $110
*Photo credit: Cincinnati Ballet The Sleeping Beauty Press Release
Be awakened by true love’s kiss at The Sleeping Beauty Cincinnati Ballet performance.
Be swept up in the romance of The Sleeping Beauty this Valentine’s Day weekend. First staged almost 130 years ago, Sleeping Beauty is the epitome of classical ballet. The stunning production is set to the Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical score, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Ticket prices range from $36 – $110 and can be purchased online, by calling 513-621-5282 or visiting the Cincinnati Ballet Box Office at 1555 Central Parkway, 45214.
*Video provided by Cincinnati Ballet – Rose Adagio
About The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty tells the familiar story of Princess Aurora, a beautiful girl cursed by an evil fairy. Carabosse, angry that she was not invited to the christening of the princess, casts a spell that Aurora will prick her finger on a spindle and die on her 16th birthday. Luckily, the good Lilac fairy softens the curse, causing Aurora takes a 100-year sleep until she is awakened by the kiss of a prince. Not just a love story, Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale ballet that also includes characters such as Puss in Boots and Little Red Riding Hood, sure to delight the whole family.
This is the first time Cincinnati Ballet has staged Sleeping Beauty since the 2010-2011 Season. The production is choreographed by Devon Carney after Marius Petipa. Mr. Carney is currently the Artistic Director of the Kansas City Ballet and served from 2002 to 2013 as Cincinnati Ballet’s Associate Artistic Director. It was during his tenure in the Queen City when he created and premiered his full-length version of the beloved ballet to great critical acclaim. Mr. Carney returned to Cincinnati this season to re-stage the production.
Audiences will also be the first to see more than 40 beautiful, hand-sewn tutus on stage, created by longtime Cincinnati Ballet Wardrobe Mistress Diana Adams. Each tutu took between 80 and 120 hours to build. The new creations will join dazzling sets and costumes first used by the Royal Ballet, designed by the late English ballet designer Peter Farmer.