The Kirov Ballet performs Tchaikovsky s beautiful ballet, Sleeping Beauty, in this classic color motion picture from 1965, based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa, which the New York Times called some of the finest classical choreography ever created.
Kirov ballerina Alla Sizova stars as Princess Aurora, the role which made her a legend among dancers. In his review of the film, Clive Barnes called Sizova radiant and delicate, a great ballerina in the first flush of her powers. Yuri Solovyov co-stars as the Prince, Natalia Dudinskaya portrays Carabosse and a young Natalia Makarova has a featured role as Princess Florina.
For a look at the great Kirov Ballet performing one of the world s most beloved ballet in an acclaimed film, this collector s item is truly the fairest of them all.
Aurora: ALLA SIZOVA
Desire: YURI SOLOVYOV
Carabosse: NATALIA DUDINSKAYA
Princess Florina: NATALIA MAKAROVA
Blue Bird: VALERI PANOV
Lilac Fairy: IRINA BAZHENOVA
The Queen: OLGA ZABOTKINA
The King: VLADIMIR UKHOV
Also featuring the dancers and orchestra of the Kirov State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, and students of the Vaganova Choreographic School.
This program has been digitally encoded from the best source materials available. Best efforts have been made to restore all audio and video imperfections for DVD. But due to the age of the production, this DVD may still contain some of the imperfections inherent in the original master tapes. The historic value of preserving this program on DVD far outweighs those minor technical imperfections that could not be digitally corrected.