- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 25, 2001
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Filmed live at Russia's Maryinsky Theatre, this command performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet features Kirov lead dancers Konstantin Zaklinsky and Altynai Asylmuratova.
Description by Image Entertainment:
With its perfect fusion of music and choreographic ideas, "The Sleeping Beauty" is the quintessential romantic ballet, and it finds its spiritual home preserved in the outstanding classic traditions of the Kirov Ballet. The stylish grandeur of choreographer and artistic director Oleg Vinogradov's production shows the entire company at its best. Founded more than 200 years ago as the official ballet of the St. Petersburg Imperial Court, the Kirov Ballet was home to Marius Petipa, creator of this classic as well as "Swan Lake" and "Raymonda." The highest tradition in dance continues with Larissa Lezhnina, one of Kirov's brightest new talents, brilliant as Princess Aurora, and Farukh Ruzimatov's performance in the role of Prince Desire demonstrates both power and grace.