Cape Town City Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is on at Artscape Opera House until August 31

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PERFORMED to Tchaikovsky’s delightful music, Sleeping Beauty is the timeless story that follows Princess Aurora’s 100 year sleep and magical awakening. It features captivating encounters with fairies and fairytale characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots and the Bluebird and Princess Florine, that will enchant young and old audience members alike.

“We are honoured to be welcoming international guest artists who will be joining us for selected performances, and we are delighted  that esteemed South African ballet legend Denise Schultze Godfrey is here to stage the production for us,” says Debbie Turner, CEO of Cape Town City Ballet.

Vadim Muntagirov, Principal at The Royal Ballet, performs the role of Prince Florimund opposite Tatiana Melnik, Principal at the Hungarian National Ballet, as Princess Aurora on August 28 and 31. CTCB will be accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the 7.30pm performance on Wednesday,  August 28; they will also accompany at the 3pm performance on Saturday, August 31.

Kirstel Paterson as the Lilac Fairy

“I’m so looking forward to returning to Cape Town and dancing with Tatiana at these performances,” says Muntagirov. We trained at Perm Ballet School in Russia and this will be our first time dancing in Sleeping Beauty together. Tatiana is a beautiful ballerina, and it’s going to be a joyful experience.”

Set and costume design is by Peter Cazalet, and lighting design for the production is by Wilhelm Disbergen.

Tickets cost from R180 to R695 with concessions for pensioners, scholars and block bookings of 10 or more. Bookings can be made at Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. For more information, click here.

PHOTO CREDIT: PAT BROMILOW-DOWNING ©

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