By inviting the Yacobson Ballet, a second company invited during the same season, the Grand Théâtre wishes to demonstrate its love for choreographic art. After Swan Lake by the National Ballet of China, here is The Sleeping Beauty by the Yacobson Ballet founded in 1969, Russia’s first independent company and one of the major companies on the international stage.
Ballet in a prologue and three acts on music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (opus 66)
Libretto by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, Marius Petipa based on the tale by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. Premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on January 15, 1890. Version by the Yacobson Ballet, first performed on 28 October 2016.