LEADING INTERNATIONAL STARS COME TO CAPE TOWN
Vadim Muntagirov (Royal Ballet), Tatiana Melnik (Hungarian National Ballet), Precious Adams (English National Ballet) and Andile Ndlovu (The Washington Ballet).
Dates for performances with the international guest artists: 17, 18 August – Andile Ndlovu and Precious Adams. 28, 31 August – Vadim Muntagirov and Tatiana Melnik. Subject to change without notice.
Warming up this winter is popular favourite Sleeping Beauty
Staged by esteemed South African ballet legend Denise Schultze Godfrey, performed to Tchaikovsky’s delightful music. This timeless story follows Princess Aurora’s 100 year sleep and magical awakening, as well as 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. View full narrative
a ballet first performed in 1890
Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890, which has become one of the world’s most famous classical ballets.
The ballet’s focus was undeniably on the two main conflicting forces of good (the Lilac Fairy) and evil (Carabosse); each has a leitmotif representing them, which runs through the entire ballet, serving as an important thread to the underlying plot. Act III of the work, however, takes a complete break from the two motifs and instead places focus on the individual characters of the various court dances. #Wikipedia
“Please join us for this enchanting celebration of a timeless classic; a marriage of work by international icons and South African talent.” Debbie Turner, CEO Cape Town City Ballet
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE
17 – 31 AUGUST 2019
Group, scholar’s and pensioner’s discounts: Enquire Computicket offices and Dial-a-seat
ACCOMPANIED BY THE Cape town Philharmonic Orchestra AT SELECTED PERFORMANCES
Saturday 17 August @ 19h30
Sunday 18 August @ 15h00
Friday 23 August @ 19h30
Saturday 24 August @ 19h30
Wednesday 28 August @ 19h30
Saturday 31 August @ 19h30
Subject to change without notice