Rising Alternative

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

The Sleeping Beauty

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Please select a country from the list to get additional information.

In his rendering of the dreamiest, most sumptuous of ballets, perhaps the ballet par excellence, Nureyev maintained the incredible purity of Petipa’s original choreography, just as he had learned it at the Kirov, but infused it with a fresh sense of theatrical drama and inner strength through remarkable variations and an articulated choreographic composition that reveals all of the characters’ psychological nuances. Indeed, it was to La Scala in 1966 that Nureyev entrusted the debut of “his” Sleeping Beauty, and now, twelve years after its last performance, his masterpiece returns to the stage with the magnificent sets created by Oscar winner Franca Squarciapino at La Scala in 1993, and Felix Korobov conducting the extraordinary score by Tchaikovsky.


ConductorFelix Korobov

ChoreographerRudolf Nureyev

CastPolina Semionova | Timofey Andrijashenko

Number of actsBallet in three acts and a prologue

Total running time2h38

Date of performance2019-06-26

Related content

Over the past 11 years, Rising Alternative’s team has brought more than 340 programs.
Our cinemas:

Our cinemas