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Total duration 2 h 25 min
1 intermission (25 min)
9 performances
21.8.2021 – 18.9.2021
Ballets
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Age limit 5 years

A fairy tale ballet for princes and princesses of all ages

The family favourite returns to the repertoire

Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beloved ballets of all time. The familiar story about the bewitched princess Aurora, the good and evil fairies, and the adventurous prince truly comes into its own as a ballet. The stunning costumes and sets evoke a richly colourful fairy-tale world, which will enthrall the entire audience from young children to adults. Sleeping Beauty is an ideal first experience of ballet for a child.

Age limit 5 years.

Tickets and Performances

2 h 25 min
1 intermission (25 min)
9 performances
21.8.2021 – 18.9.2021
Ballets
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Age limit 5 years
Sat 21.8.2021
at 18:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Wed 25.8.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Fri 27.8.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Thu 2.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 4.9.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Wed 8.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Fri 10.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Fri 17.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 18.9.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €

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Creative team

Choreography (partly after petipa)
Javier Torres
Music
Pjotr Tšaikovski
Sets
Minna Wallenius
Costumes
Erika Turunen
Lighting design
Eric Loustau-Carrere
Make-up design
Tuija Luukkainen

Synopsis

The birth of Princess Aurora is celebrated at the court of a faraway kingdom. Three fairies have been invited to be godmothers: Volante, the fairy of courage, Grazia, the fairy of joy, and Syrene, the fairy of love. As the fairies are giving their christening gifts to the princess, the fairy of fear, Carabosse, barges in. The King and Queen have forgotten to invite her. The enraged Carabosse bestows a curse upon the Princess: one day she will prick her finger on a rose thorn and die! Syrene is yet to give her gift, however, and utters a counterspell. The Princess won’t die, but she’ll fall asleep for a hundred years and finally awake to the kiss of a prince.

The Princess celebrates her 16th birthday. She meets four princes who have come to ask for her hand in marriage. An elderly woman also appears and gives her a rose. The court is horrified, but there is no time to take the rose off the Princess before she pricks her finger on it. The old woman is revealed as Carabosse, and the princess falls asleep.

A hundred years later, Prince Desiré is out hunting, and a golden deer leads him to Syrene. Syrene tells the Prince about Aurora and shows him the way to the castle where he has to fight Carabosse. In the end, the Prince finds Aurora and she and her court are awakened by his kiss.

Aurora and Desiré’s wedding is attended by a multitude of fairy tale characters, from Little Red Riding Hood to Puss in Boots and the Blue Bird. Love has conquered the entire count.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

#SleepingBeauty

“Princess Aurora is fighting a battle between love and fear. She is finally saved as she gives in to love.”

– Choreographer Javier Torres

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Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues. Refreshment sales for performances in autumn 2021 will start in August. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.

Stay and enjoy

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Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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