Recording of the Sleeping Beauty performed by the Finnish National Ballet on 1 September 2018.
Choreography (partly after Petipa) : Javier Torres
Muisc: Pjotr Tšaikovski
Conductor: Pietro Rizzo
Sets: Minna Wallenius
Costumes: Erika Turunen
Lighting Design: Eric Loustau-Carrere
Make-Up Design: Tuija Luukkainen
CAST: AURORA Eun-Ji Ha PRINCE DÉSIRÉ Michal Krčmář, CARABOSSE, LADY Rebecca King, CARABOSSE, MAN Giuseppe Martino, SYRENE, THE FAIRY OF LOVE Hanako Matsune, VOLANTE, THE FAIRY OF COURAGE Salla Eerola, GRAZIA, THE FAIRY OF JOY AND BEAUTY Sara Saviola, BABETTE, AURORA’S COUSIN Valeria Quintana, PRINCE OF THE WEST Wilfried Jacobs, GOLDEN DEER Frans Valkama
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. Javier Torres’s joyful revision for the Finnish National Ballet is partly based on Marius Petipa’s original choreography.
Dancer Virve Olsson, sleep researcher Henri Tuomilehto and set designer Minna Wallenius will discuss the ballet before the performance and during the intermission. Sami Sykkö hosts the conversation.
Production: HSTV and Finnish National opera and Ballet 2018