Sleeping Beauty at the Opera House

Published 22/06/2016 | 14:17

sleeping beauty
sleeping beauty

Wexford School of Ballet & Performing Arts will stage the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet in a gala performance at the National Opera House on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3.

The ballet, which follows the tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, is full of magic and mystery, with Kings and Queens, good fairies and evil fairies, a dashing Prince, and some well-known Fairy-tale characters. 

When first staged by the school, the ballet was directed by WSBPA founder Ann O’Leary, and was held in the Theatre Royal.  Now on that site stands the National Opera House, and the ballet will be directed by Ann’s daughter, Suzanne, who now runs the school.

More than 200 students will perform in the gala performance.  The costuming alone is a production in itself with well over 300 costumes and head dresses. 

A feast for the eyes accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s recognisably beautiful music and some of the most talented ballerinas the South East will be on stage.  So with beautiful surroundings, costumes, music and performers, this promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment for all the family.  Tickets for both performances are selling fast, and are on sale from the National Opera House.  Booking is advised.

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