Release year: 2011
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The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage. It is also The Royal Ballet's signature work.
Mark Monahan of The Telegraph raves: "A one-stop history of the art form up to that point, it remains the apotheosis of regal Russian classicism and a thematic tapestry of unrivalled richness, all playing out to Tchaikovsky's most opulent and ingeniously constructed score."