Ballet-féerie in three acts by Marius Petipa | Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, Marius Petipa after tales of Charles Perrault | Choreography by Marius Petipa revised version by Konstantin Sergeev (1952)
In the palace of King Florestan XIV the wedding of his daughter, Princess Aurora, is being celebrated. Master of Ceremonies Catalabutte is checking the invitation list. The Lilac Fairy and Good Fairies appear among the courtiers and the guests coming to congratulate the Princess. They bring the newborn infant gifts, endowing her with the finest human attributes. Suddenly, a great noise is heard. The evil and powerful Carabosse Fairy drives into the ballroom with her repulsive suite. They forgot to invite her to the wedding. An irate Carabosse predicts that Aurora will die young from pricking her finger with a knitting spindle. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes: she predicts that the forces of good will neutralize the sinister spell. With a peremptory gesture, she forces Carabosse to leave the palace.
Vladimir Ponomarev | Elena Bazhenova | Alina Somova | Vladimir Shklyarov | Corps de ballet of the Mariinsky Theatre
Musical direction: Valery Gergiev ; Set and costumes: Simon Virsaladze
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Mariinsky Theatre, Mezzo, France Télévisions
Running Time : 1x154'
Production Year : 2015
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HDCAM