Sleeping Beauty


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This breath-taking ballet is set in the magial world of a fairy kingdom where the King and Queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora

The Lilac Fairy and her attendants have been invited to the christening, but the wicked fairy, Carabosse, has been forgotten. Angered by this, Carabosse casts a spell on Aurora, that on her sixteenth birthdayshe will prick her finger and die. The Lilac Fairy promises that Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, until a handsome prince will awaken her with a kiss.

A hundred years later, Prince Désiré is out hunting and discovers the palace. The Lilac Fairy leads the prince to the sleeping Aurora. By kissing her, the spell is broken and she wakes up. The whole court awakens, Désiré and Aurora fall in love.

A grand wedding takes place, fairytale characters are invited and Prince Désiré and Princess Aurora are married and blessed by the Lilac Fairy.


Vienna Festival Ballet

Vienna Festival Ballet appearing at this event

Founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, Vienna Festival Ballet uses talented international dancers, giving a vitality, energy and freshness to every performance. 'An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking'.

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Grand Opera House

  • Clifford and Cumberland Street
  • York
  • YO1 9SW

0844 871 7615
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