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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

Author: Accentus Music

Christian Spuck's phenomenal retelling of Tchaikovsky's ballet ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Opernhaus Zürich will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in early June.

  • front cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    front cover © Accentus Music

  • Sleeping Beauty | Copyright: © Gregory Batardon

    Sleeping Beauty © Gregory Batardon

  • Sleeping Beauty | Copyright: © Gregory Batardon

    Sleeping Beauty © Gregory Batardon

Sleeping Beauty was premiered in St. Petersburg with Tchaikovsky’s immortal music in 1890. In his version for the Ballett Zürich, Christian Spuck revives the classic in his own artistic style. With a great deal of humor, he addresses the complex process of growing up, relating themes such as generational conflicts with one’s parents, the difficulties of becoming a mature adult, and, last but not least, love and sexuality. Whenever possible, he frees the characters from their traditional role clichés. Petipa’s original version becomes a model that Christian Spuck occasionally cites yet repeatedly questions and counteracts with irony and occasionally irritating moments.

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

Ballett Zürich
Junior Ballett

Philharmonia Zürich
Robertas Šervenikas, conductor

Christian Spuck, choreography
Rufus Didwiszus, set design
Martin Gebhardt, light design
Michael Küster and Christian Spuck, dramaturgy

TV Director: Michael Beyer

Recorded live at Opernhaus Zürich June 2022

127:44

ACC10586
EAN: 4260234833027

ACC20586
EAN: 4260234833034

Worldwide release: 2 June 2023

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