Sleeping Beauty

Thu 19 November - Sat 21 November 2020

…in an enchanted kingdom, a princess was born. Blessed by fairies, Aurora grew into a beautiful young woman, protected by everyone who loved her from the evil beyond the castle walls. On her 16th birthday, Aurora’s world was shattered by the malevolent Carabosse, but, saved from certain death by the kindly Lilac Fairy, she and her kingdom slept for a hundred years, until woken by a brave and handsome prince. Restored to life and health, Aurora and her prince ruled over the kingdom with wisdom and kindness, in a happy golden age of love and beauty.

The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential classical ballet. The grandest of fairy tales, luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous orchestral score, it spills over with fairies, woodland sprites, handsome princes and, at its heart, an enchanting princess.

For Christmas 2020, we are delighted to present a magical new production, share the joy of a timeless classic with the young and young at heart this Christmas.

Pre-Performance Talk: Friday 20 Nov 6.30pm

Warm Up, Curtain Up: Saturday 21 Nov 6.20pm

Post-Performance Q+A: Saturday 21 Nov after the matinee performance

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 21 November 1.30pm

Find out more:

Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography Marius Petipa
Staging Patricia Barker
Dramaturg Michael Auer
Set Design Howard C Jones
Costume Design Donna Jefferis
Lighting Design Randall G. Chiarelli
Conductor Hamish McKeich
Orchestra Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming performances

Thu 19 November 2020
7:30 pm
Fri 20 November 2020
7:30 pm
Sat 21 November 2020
1:30 pm
Sat 21 November 2020
7:30 pm