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27 May

Four ballet debuts in the Sleeping Beauty

The four ballet artists appear for the first time in the Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Tchaikovsky that is on stage of the Odessa Opera on 29 May.

A scene from the ballet. Photo by Yuri LITVINENKO 

Natalia IVASENKO, a prizewinner and a diploma holder of many international competitions, appears in the part of Violente. Anna TYUTYUNNIK dance the part of the White Cat and Ksenia BADANINA performs the part of Little Red Riding Hood. Dmytro BARTOSH debuts as one of the Princess’s Suitors.

Maria POLYUDOVA and Volodymir STATNY, Honored Artists of the Republic of Moldova, lead the performance as Princess Aurora and Prince Desire.

Igor TCHERNETSKY conducts the performance.

The Sleeping Beauty is the second of three ballets by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The premiere of the fantasia in five scenes took place in St. Petersburg in January 1890. By 1903 the Sleeping Beauty had become the second most popular dance show in the Imperial Ballet repertoire (The Pharaoh's Daughter (The Daughter of the Pharaoh) by C. Pugni was the most popular ballet at that time).