Following their 2022 acclaimed performances of Swan Lake, the Royal Czech Ballet return to Australia with their presentation of the classic masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty follows the story of Princess Aurora. When the bad fairy Carabosse is not invited by the King to the princess’ christening, she casts a spell on the princess condemning her to death when pricked by a needle on her 16th birthday. The King tries to protect his daughter by banning all needles in the Kingdom, however the 16 year old Princess, doomed by fate, accidently pricks her finger and falls into a peaceful sleep. One hundred years later, a handsome prince stumbles upon the Sleeping Beauty, Princess Aurora, where she is awoken from her sleep and witchcraft is defeated.
The Royal Czech Ballet’s performance of Sleeping Beauty will feature international soloists Cristina Terentiev and Nikolay Nazarkevich.