Svetlana Zakharova, David Hallberg
Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa
A treasured tale of fairies, spells, and storybook romance: The Sleeping Beauty is the ultimate in classical ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's adaptation of Marius Petipa's choreography, called "the best of the Bolshoi" (The New York Times), is paired with some of Tchaikovsky's most memorable melodies. The Sleeping Beauty stars David Hallberg, the first ever American Premier dancer (principal dancer) at the Bolshoi, as Prince Désirè and Svetlana Zakharova as Princess Aurora. This production was one of the very first performed in the newly renovated Bolshoi Theatre.