The Sleeping Beauty

Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon

Not recommended for children under age 12

In Marcos Morau’s audacious choreography, the Lyon Opera Ballet awakens the Sleeping Beauty by transposing her universe into a setting stripped to the essential. Far removed from the original fairy tale, this is a vision reserved for adults and adolescents, resonant of our current day.  

Premiered in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty would be quickly classified among Tchaikovsky’s great masterpieces. In Perrault’s tale, the curse placed on the Princess Aurora by the fairy Carabosse condemns the girl to die from the prick of a rose’s thorn on the day she turns 16.

The Lilac fairy then transforms death into a deep sleep that can only be broken by a prince’s kiss. To this battle between good and evil, Marcos Morau alters the parameters: imagining an endless sleep in which desires and identities are projected, he dematerializes our world, the simple vertigo of a sleeping princess, and changes it into a museum in which visitors circulate, in a staging that questions our views on the reality behind the myths.



Choreographer Marcos Morau
Music Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski and Juan Cristobal Saavedra

Lyon Opera Ballet

Sound design Cristobal Saavedra
Scenography Max Glaenzel
Light Mathieu Cabanes 
Costumes Silvia Delagneau
Dramaturgy Roberto Fratini
Ballet mistress Amandine Roque de La Cruz

Dancers Marie Albert, Kristina Bentz, Eleonora Campello, Giacomo Todeschi, Kaine Ward, Paul Gregoire, Raúl Serrano Núñez, Tyler Galster, Albert Nikolli, Almudena Maldonado, Anna Romanova, Noellie Conjeaud, Edi Blloshmi, Brendan Evans, Katrien De Bakker
Replacement on tour Jeshua Costa, Abril Diaz


Production Lyon Opera Ballet
Coproduction La Villette, Paris
With the patronage of Banque Populaire, the show’s associate sponsor
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef  & Arpels

Photo © Jean-Louis Fernandez

Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 35€ (tarif c)
More details
1h30 sans entracte
Artists biographies

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