Good triumphs over evil in this gorgeously retold fairytale as beautiful Princess Aurora is awakened by the handsome Prince Désiré (Florimund).
On Wednesday, March 19th, Canadians will gather at select Cineplex locations across the country and join a global audience of over 1400 cinemas across 32 countries viewing the Royal Ballet¹s production of The Sleeping Beauty as it is broadcast live via satellite from the Covent Garden stage of the prestigious Royal Opera House in London UK.
The timeless ruins and shadowy, creeping trees contrast with the opulent gilt of the Royal court scenes in a visually spectacular production. This is all set against Tchaikovsky¹s remarkable score, one of the most-loved ballet scores of all time.
With Disney¹s Maleficent hitting Cineplex cinemas this coming May, this is the perfect opportunity for longtime fans and those new to the ballet to see the classic in all its glory before it is retold.
This classic is one of the most intricate productions the Royal Ballet stages, with more costumes than any other production on the ballet¹s schedule‹over 700 costume fittings go into the preparation for this event alone, with 80 tutus and 500 costumes in rotation for each and every performance.
This stunning example of classical ballet combines the sophistication and ornate detail the Royal Ballet has come to be known for, with a playful charm that will appeal to both new and long-time ballet aficionados.
The Royal Opera House has perfected a filming style that offers the best seat in the house at world-class opera performances. All of the tension and anticipation of a live performance is preserved, and small details like costumes and props are shown up close in glorious detail. Canadian audiences will even be treated to a behind-the-scenes preview before the performance begins.
See THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, March 19, 2014 (live) and April 13, 2014 (encore) in Kingston at Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas at 626 Gardiners Road. Tickets for individual screenings or Ballet Series passes are available at participating Cineplex Theatre box offices and online at cineplex.ca .