Program

The Sleeping
Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson after Marius Petipa

This classic story of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince, and the triumph of true love’s kiss will sweep you off your feet. With spectacular sets, lavish tutus, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Helgi Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty highlights our dancers’ classical virtuosity, casting its spell over a fairytale ballet of romance and wonder.

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Runtime: 2 hours and 37 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty // © Erik Tomasson

"The Sleeping Beauty has a way of revealing transformation in ballet dancers and in ballet companies, and… it's revealing some attractive things about San Francisco Ballet.”

San Francisco Chronicle

VIDEO: 2017 WORLD BALLET DAY: SLEEPING BEAUTY REHEARSALS

Join Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson for an inside look at the rehearsals for his ballet, The Sleeping Beauty. Featuring Ana Sophia Scheller and Angelo Greco.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

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WHAT IS THE "ROSE ADAGIO"?

Learn more about The Sleeping Beauty's "Rose Adagio."

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Fairytale Characters in The Sleeping Beauty

Who are the familiar (and not so familiar) fairytale faces in our production of The Sleeping Beauty?

Who's Who in The Sleeping Beauty

Who Are The Fairytale Characters at Aurora and Desiré’s Wedding?

The Sleeping Beauty Spotify Playlist

Tchaikovsky's most perfect ballet score, The Sleeping Beauty is full of beautiful, danceable, iconic moments. Listen ahead of your visit to SF Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty or revisit it after the fact. 

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GROUP TICKETS

Groups of 10+ receive 20% off Tuesday–Saturday and 30% off Friday in select sections. Share a sensational performance with friends and family.

Call 415 865 6785 Monday–Friday 10 am–4 pm, or email groups@sfballet.org.

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Pre-performance Conversations

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Pointes of View

Scenic and Costume Design

  • Jens-Jacob Worsaae

Lighting Design

  • Craig Miller

Sponsors

The 1990 Centennial Production of The Sleeping Beauty was made possible by
Lead Sponsors
  • Lucy and Fritz Jewett
  • Mr. Kenneth Rainin
Additional Funding Provided By
  • Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey
  • The Harkness Foundation for Dance
The acquisition of new costumes for the 2018 revival of this production is made possible in part by
  • Ms. Laura Clifford
2018 Corporate Sponsor