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    I thought I'd find an existing "Sleeping Beauty" thread in which to post this, but to my surprise I could find none.

    This is my favorite of the three Tchaikovsky ballets. I've seen it live by New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater, and I have the Bolshoi on DVD.

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    Nice reading, thanks for sharing.

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    One more article.

    Over the past few years, Sara Mearns has been the most highly praised of a number excellent dancers in NYCB. I've seen her perform many times, but not as Carabosse.

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    Quite a few critics consider Sleeping Beauty to be Tchaikovsky's greatest ballet score.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Monica Mason was a principal with the Royal Ballet in the 1960s-80s and later was the director of the company from 2002-2012. One of her classic roles was Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty. Here is a video of her teaching the role...


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    I like yours but this one is also very good:

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/VAI/DVDVAI4288

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    I like yours but this one is also very good:

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/VAI/DVDVAI4288
    I saw Nureyev dance it with the National Ballet of Canada. It must have been the summer of 1976. At the time, I wasn't really into ballet, but I knew who Nureyev was, and that this was something I should see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    I saw Nureyev dance it with the National Ballet of Canada. It must have been the summer of 1976. At the time, I wasn't really into ballet, but I knew who Nureyev was, and that this was something I should see.
    Never seen him in real, he died when I was 8/9 years old, but I like his dancing style.
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    Although Swan Lake is still my favourite out of Tchaikovsky's ballets, The Sleeping Beauty must me the better masterpiece. Thank you for the good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roua View Post
    Although Swan Lake is still my favourite out of Tchaikovsky's ballets, The Sleeping Beauty must me the better masterpiece. Thank you for the good read.
    Thank you for your comment and a very warm welcome to TalkClassic.

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    Welcome Roua!!

    I've just been in London and The 20th I was in the Royal Opera House with my family: The Sleeping Beauty. I wanted to get tickets for the performance of Marianela Núñez (my daughter Idol), but she danced some days after our visit to London.

    I'm not an expert in dance matters, I only enjoy it. since I saw Alexander Campbell in Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), I think he's one of my favourite dancers. I enjoyed his role and the hole performance (Royal Ballet is incredible IMO). Just a 'but' about The orchestra: perhaps It's only an obsession about The sound, but it seemed to me that the brass section of the orchestra Is too rude, too rough.

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    Sleeping Beauty is being broadcast from the Royal Opera House, London on Tuesday

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    You're really a child Pugg, a wise child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lluissineu View Post
    You're really a child Pugg, a wise child.
    I think I will take that this as a compliment.
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