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Victorian Opera presents: The Sleeping Beauty
March 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm$35 – $163
The transformative power of love takes centre stage as a cursed Princess awakens from an eternal sleep in a retelling of Perrault’s classic with fairies, fantasy and a cast of puppets. Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s 1922 reimagining of The Sleeping Beauty is given new life in an unforgettable production.
This opera was created specifically for one of Italy’s leading puppetry theatres in the early 20th century. Respighi’s production was a smash-hit and toured the world. The ageless appeal of this charming chamber opera will be reawakened by the theatrical genius of director Nancy Black (Master Peter’s Puppet Show, Four Saints in Three Acts) and production designer Joe Blanck. The Sleeping Beauty will feature an ensemble of exciting operatic talent lending voice to stunningly crafted puppets, as Respighi had intended.
Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Nancy Black
Puppet Design & Construction Joe Blanck
Co-Set Designers Ben Cobham and Joe Blanck
Lighting Designer Phillip Lethlean
Choreography Michelle Heaven
Artists include Carlos E. Bàrcenas, Kirilie Blythman, Andrew Moran
and Timothy Reynolds.
Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra