Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
  • Classical music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty (Russian Спящая Красавица, Spyashchaya Krasavitsa) is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, Opus 66, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault's La Belle au bois Dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa. The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890. The work is widely regarded as the composer's finest ballet score[citation needed], and has become one of the classical repertoire's most famous ballets.

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