Teatro dell'Opera di Roma stages La Bella Addormentata from 15-23 September.
Tchaikovsky's popular ballet Sleeping Beauty is the last in the 2017-2018 season and is a Rome opera theatre production, conducted by Nicola Brochot with choreography by Jean-Guillaume Bart.
Marianela Nuñez, the principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, and Carlo Di Lanno, principal at the San Francisco Ballet, are the guest artists on 15 and 16 September. This version by French choreographer Bart was first performed at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in February 2017.
Bart, who was the etoile at the Paris opera until he became full-time choreographer in 2008, admits that his is a traditional rendering of the Russian work.
Photo © Yasuko Kageyama / TOR.