Cork City Ballet in association with Cork Opera House, Cork City Council, RedFM and Benchmark International presents Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece – Sleeping Beauty at Cork Opera House.
Directed by CCB’s Artistic Director Alan Foley, and choreographed by chief choreographer Yury Demakov, Sleeping Beauty reawakens the magic of the world’s favourite fairy-tale in an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests, and fairies.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, Princess Aurora lived in a castle where fairies bestowed her with gifts of joy, wit, generosity, temperament, purity and of course beauty. However, the wicked Fairy Carabosse put a curse on Aurora; to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. But the Lilac Fairy cast a spell putting her to sleep for a hundred years, only to be awoken by the kiss of a Prince.
The lead role of Princess Aurora will be danced by prima ballerina Katerina Petrova, and her Prince will be her husband Tsetso Ivanov, both stars with the Sofia State Ballet in Georgia. They will be joined by soloists and a full corps de ballet from Cork City Ballet.