|Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky|| |
Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Anthony Dowell (Dancer), Viviana Durante (Dancer), Zoltán Solymosi (Dancer), Benazir Hussein (Dancer)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 23rd November 1994.
Marius Petipa’s demanding but enchanting choreography of Tchaikovsky’s romantic fairytale The Sleeping Beauty is one of the best-loved of all classical ballets. This recording of Anthony Dowell’s gloriously romantic 1994 production, with charming, dreamlike designs by Maria Bjørnson, features an all-star cast led by Viviana Durante as a charismatic Princess Aurora, Zoltán Solymosi as a delightful Prince Florimund and Anthony Dowell as a wonderfully dishevelled Carabosse. The Royal Ballet, in exceptionally fine form, is beautifully accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.