The Royal Ballet company perform The Sleeping Beauty ©ROH/Bill Cooper

The Sleeping Beauty

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House

One of the most popular classical ballets, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty is performed by The Royal Ballet on the occasion of the Company's 75th anniversary.

The royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the finale's celebratory dance (in which other famous fairy tale figures appear) are brought to life in this celebrated production, created in 1946 for The Royal Ballet.

Production duration: 2 hrs 12 min
Royal Opera House

Cast & creative team


  • Princess Aurora
    Alina Cojocaru
  • Prince Florimund
    Federico Bonelli
  • Lilac Fairy
    Marianela Núñez
  • Carabosse
    Genesia Rosato
  • King Florestan XXIV
    Christopher Saunders
  • His Queen
    Elizabeth McGorian


  • Valeriy Ovsyanikov
  • Sergey Levitin
    Associate Concert Master
  • Marius Petipa
  • Monica Mason
    Production after Ninette De Valois & Nicholas Sergeyev
  • Christopher Newton
    Production after Ninette De Valois & Nicholas Sergeyev
  • Frederick Ashton
    Additional Choreography
  • Anthony Dowell
    Additional Choreography
  • Christopher Wheeldon
    Additional Choreography
  • Oliver Messel
    Original Designs
  • Peter Farmer
    Realisation and Additional Designs
  • Mark Jonathan
    Lighting Design
  • Christopher Carr