17 November 2016 at 4.04pm | 7 Comments
A ROH Insight event exploring Marius Petipa’s ballet The Sleeping Beauty was livestreamed for free via this page and the Royal Opera House YouTube channel on 7.10pm GMT on 22 November 2016, and you can watch it again on demand.
Set to music by Tchaikovsky, the ballet holds a special place in the Company’s repertory – it reopened the Royal Opera house in 1946 after World War II, and was the first production staged at The Royal Ballet’s new home in Covent Garden.
The ballet has become synonymous with a number of Royal Ballet greats, not least Margot Fonteyn, and this Insight event offered audiences the chance to see the Company's current crop of dancers follow in their footsteps as they rehearse extracts from the work.
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The Production is sponsored by Coutts and generously supported by Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Peter Lloyd and in memory of Ellen Burkhardt, with additional philanthropic support from The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund. Original production (2006) made possible by The Linbury Trust, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson and Marina Hobson OBE.