Set in a place where time and space do not exist, wonderful wooden puppets enact The Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet about a princess, who, at the celebration of her birth, is cursed by a wicked fairy to die at the age of sixteen, but is saved by a good fairy. Instead of dying, the beautiful princess will sleep for a hundred years when she will be wakened by the kiss of a handsome prince. With dance and spoken dialogue, Tchaikovsky’s music is poetically woven into a magical puppet show for all ages. The creator of this charming show is Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla & Figli, a company established by an Italian family which has been dedicated to puppet theatre since the early nineteenth century and is now world-renowned. The Orpheus Radio Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Alevtina Ioffe.
December 08 2018
Royal Opera House