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Mariinsky Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty (photo by Natasha Razina)

Mariinsky Ballet

Russia's world-renowned Mariinsky Ballet returns to perform Konstantin Sergeyev's 1952 version of the full-length staging of the beloved fairy tale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.

  • Feb. 9 - 14, 2010
  • Opera House
  • 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • $47.00 - $135.00
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UPDATE AS OF 2/11:  Added Performance of The Sleeping Beauty:  Sun., Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now.  Please see below for casting details.

Mariinsky Ballet

formerly Kirov Ballet
Valery Gergiev, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre
Yuri Fateev, Deputy Director of the Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theatre
 
"An Imperial Russian feast to slowly savor."
--San Francisco Chronicle
 
"It is the combination of athleticism with lyricism and artistry that makes the company unique."
--Time Magazine
 
The Sleeping Beauty
Choreography by Marius Petipa, revised version by Konstantin Sergeyev (1952)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The venerable Mariinsky Ballet returns to the Opera House for their eighth visit in a ten-year partnership with the Kennedy Center. One of the most influential companies in classical dance for the past 200 years, Mariinsky Ballet continues to set the standard in stage production. After struggling for survival under the Soviet regime, Mariinsky Ballet--formerly known by its Soviet name Kirov--has firmly established its place on the world stage and gone on to display its unmistakable style in appearances around the globe.

Over seven performances at the Kennedy Center, the St. Petersburg–based company will present Konstantin Sergeyev's bravado-fueled 1952 version of The Sleeping Beauty, as part of the Center's Focus on Russia. Sergeyev's choreography follows from the Petipa original but packs more dance into every act, largely leaving behind pantomime and telling the story through big and beautiful movements. From an evil curse of 100 years' sleep to a romantic awakening with the help of good fairies, it's a story for all ages. And like any good fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty is enchanting whether seeing it for the first time or the fiftieth.  Part of the Kennedy Center's Focus on Russia.

Timing: Prologue - 27 min; Intermission - 15 min.; Act I - 29 min.; Intermission - 15 min;
              Act II - 25 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act III - 35 min.
                                       
 

PRINCIPAL CASTING
Tue., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Aurora: Diana Vishneva
Prince Desire: Vladimir Shklyarov
Lilac Fairy: Ekaterina Kondaurova
 
Wed., Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Aurora: Alina Somova
Prince Desire: Evgeny Ivanchenko
Lilac Fairy: Anastasia Kolegova
 
Thu., Feb. 11 & Sat., Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Aurora: Viktoria Tereshkina
Prince Desire: Vladimir Shklyarov
Lilac Fairy: Ekaterina Kondaurova
 
Fri., Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Aurora: Alina Somova
Prince Desire: Evgeny Ivanchenko
Lilac Fairy: Oksana Skoryk
 
Sat., Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Aurora: Anastasia Kolegova
Prince Desire: Anton Korsakov
Lilac Fairy: Alexandra Iosifidi
 
Sun., Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Aurora: Anastasia Matvienko
Prince Desire: Maksim Zyuzin
Lilac Fairy: Oksana Skoryk

Sun., Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Aurora: Alina Somova
Prince Desire: Evgeny Ivanchenko
Lilac Fairy: Oksana Skoryk 
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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