The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is pleased to announce it will bring 55 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to perform the timeless fairy tale ballet of Sleeping Beauty at the Lyric Theatre Sunday, Jan. 14. with two shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm’s tale, Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beautiful and beloved ballets of its time, telling the story of a beautiful maiden bound by a curse and a prince’s true love that awakens her. The New York Times calls this full-scale production “full of enchantment!” while Palm Beach Daily News raves of its “effortless precision.” Tickets are available for performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and range from $38.50 to $60.50 each.
“We are eager to bring this enduring story of true love to life on the historic stage at Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre,” says Anatoly Emelianov, Artistic Director of the Theatre. “Our dancers are immensely talented and routinely demonstrate breathtaking, graceful artistry with each performance. We are simply honored to have an opportunity to return to Birmingham to share this experience with audiences as we retell the story of Sleeping Beauty.”
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia was founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, and is now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin. The company has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world and now tours the United States with 55 of Russia’s finest dancers in Sleeping Beauty.
The ballet is choreographed by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa. The full-scale production will be performed in two acts and an apotheosis.
WHAT: Sleeping Beauty presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Doors open one hour prior
WHERE: The Lyric Theatre – 1800 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203