Reviews for The Sleeping Beauty

  1. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Graham Watts, Thursday 18 May 2006 — Performance: 15 May-3 Jun

    Nothing does nostalgia better than ballet and it has no shortage of opportunity for sentimental reflection: this coincidence of three major anniversaries (75 years since the company started; 60 since it became p… Continue Reading

  2. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Clement Crisp, Financial Times, Tuesday 6 June 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    “Marianela Nuñez, sunlit, soaring through the dance, phrasing like an angel, adorably musical, an Aurora among the finest the Royal Ballet has shown.” 

  3. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Zoe Anderson, Independent, Wednesday 24 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘The audience greeted it with cheering and showers of flowers, but this is a very mixed experience.’  

  4. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘… the Royal Ballet has got itself a fine and timeless Beauty that will last for a hundred years if it needs it to.’ 

  5. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review David Dougill, Sunday Times, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘Last Monday was a special night at Covent Garden, as the Royal Ballet celebrated its 75th birthday with the premiere of an anniversary production of The Sleeping Beauty, grandest of classical ballets and a foundation stone of the company’s identity and tradi… 

  6. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Luke Jennings, Observer, Monday 22 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘This was ballet heaven: the romantic ideal given flawless classical form.’ 

  7. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Wednesday 17 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘Laura Morera, Lauren Cuthbertson and Marianela Nunez were crisply witty and luscious Fairies, while Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg made you believe in the divine right of ballet royalty.’  

  8. Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty at Royal Opera House

    Press Review Debra Craine, Times, Wednesday 17 May 2006Performance 15 May-3 Jun

    ‘This new production is an enchanting fairytale fantasy, a shining beacon for classicism that restores Beauty to its rightful place at the heart of the repertoire.’  

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