The Sleeping Beauty

3 Dec - 12 Dec

The Sleeping Beauty

Adult tickets from $59*

Aotea Centre and Bruce Mason Centre

Dance
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Once upon a time in an enchanted kingdom, a princess was born. Blessed by fairies, Aurora grew into a beautiful young woman, protected by everyone who loved her from the evil beyond the castle walls. On her sixteenth birthday, Aurora’s world was shattered by the malevolent Carabosse, but, saved from certain death by the kindly Lilac Fairy, she and her kingdom slept for a hundred years, until woken by a brave and handsome prince. Restored to life and health, Aurora and her prince ruled over the kingdom with wisdom and kindness, in a happy golden age of love and beauty.

The Sleeping Beauty is the quintessential classical ballet. The grandest of fairy tales, luxuriating in Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous orchestral score, it spills over with fairies, woodland sprites, handsome princes and, at its heart, an enchanting princess. This new Sleeping Beauty will unfurl like a fragrant summer rose, with all the radiance and joy that any ballet lover, young or old, could wish for. 

For Christmas 2020, we are delighted to present a magical new production by Australian choreographer Danielle Rowe, with beautiful traditional costumes designed by Spanish dancer-turned-designer Dores Andre and sets by master designer Howard C Jones, creator of the RNZB’s much-loved production of Giselle.

All the hallmarks of the fairy tale classic will feature, including the iconic 'Rose Adagio' in Act I and a spectacular wedding celebration, with grand pas de deux, in Act III. RNZB Principal Conductor Hamish McKeich will conduct the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for performances at The Aotea Centre, and there will be a special recording for performances at the Bruce Mason Centre.

Share the joy of a timeless classic with the young and young at heart next Christmas.

 

Artistic credits:
Choreography - Danielle Rowe, after Marius Petipa
Music - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra - Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra 
Conductor - Hamish McKeich
Costume design - Dores Andre
Set design - Howard C Jones
Lighting design - Randall G Chiarelli
Dramaturgy - Michael Auer

 

The RNZB offers an Audio Described performance for vision-impaired patrons at The Sleeping Beauty matinee on Sunday 6 December, 1.30pm. For more information contact RNZB Education, Community & Accessibility Manager Pascale Parenteau on pascale@rnzb.org.nz or 021 678 521
 

Ticket Pricing

Pricing Information - Aotea Centre

Performances dates

  • Thursday 3rd December, 7:30pm
  • Friday 4th December, 12:30pm (schools performance sold via RNZB)
  • Friday 4th December, 7:30pm (Pre-Show Talk 6:30pm)
  • Saturday 5th December, 1:30pm (Post Show Q & A)
  • Saturday 5th December, 7:30pm (Warm Up, Curtain Up 6:20pm)
  • Sunday 6th December, 3:00pm
     

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Adult
$59 - $150
Child (17 & under)
$25 - $50
Senior / Student (with ID) / Unwaged / Concession
$53.1 - $135

Groups Pricing Information - Aotea Centre

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Adult 6+
$53.1 - $135
Child 6+
$22.5 - $45
Adult 20+
$50.15 - $127.5
Child 20+
$21.25 - $42.5

Pricing Information - Bruce Mason Centre

Performance dates:

  • Friday 11th December, 7:30pm (Pre-Show Talk 6:30pm)
  • Saturday 12th December, 1:30pm (Post Show Q & A)
  • Saturday 12th December, 7:30pm (Warm Up, Curtain Up 6:20pm)
     

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

Adult
$79 - $99
Child (17 & under)
$35 - $45
Senior / Student (with ID) / Unwaged / Concession
$71.1 - $89.1

Groups Pricing Information - Bruce Mason Centre

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

Adult 6+
$71.1 - $89.1
Child 6+
$31.5 - $40.5
Adult 20+
$67.15 - $84.15
Child 20+
$29.75 - $38.25