Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Petipa's classic Tchaikovsky-scored ballet from the Royal Ballet's 2020 season of productions, filmed live at Covent Garden.
"The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break." (Royal Opera House)