The Alabama Ballet is coming to town! The ballet is set to perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty” on March 30–31 at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. You can pick up tickets for $28 to$65, and your ticket will be worth every penny. Get ready to be wowed by one of the most popular ballets of all time.
You still have some time until the Alabama Ballet arrives, so take a minute to learn some facts about “The Sleeping Beauty.”
It Wasn’t a Huge Success Until After Tchaikovsky’s Death
Tchaikovsky might be the unluckiest composer around. First, there was “Swan Lake.” This is now one of the most popular ballets in the world, but when it debuted, it was a huge flop. Then, there was “The Sleeping Beauty.” It was well-received but still far from a hit. Both became hits after he died, so he left the earth thinking that neither were successful.
It Used to Be Extremely Long
Imagine watching a ballet for close to four hours. That’s what people did when they went to see “The Sleeping Beauty” in the early days. Fortunately, the ballet has been trimmed, so it’s just over two hours now. It’s likely that trimming the ballet helped it become the hit it is today.
Good and Evil Are at Play
The ballet focuses on good and evil, and you can hear it in the music. You’ll hear music that represents good when the Lilac Fairy is on stage, and you’ll hear music that represents evil when Carabosse is on stage. This helps bring the plot together.
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It First Premiered in the U.S. Over 80 Years Ago
While “The Sleeping Beauty” hit the stage in Russia in 1890, it took some time for it to make its way to the United States. It made its U.S. debut in 1937, which was close to 50 years later. By the time it came to the states, it was a huge hit. Now, it’s staged on a regular basis in the United States, and if you’ve yet to see it, now is the time!
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