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The Sleeping Beauty

ABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

Scene from The Sleeping Beauty. Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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The Sleeping BeautyABT OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season

As the global health crisis made it impossible for our 80th Anniversary season at The Metropolitan Opera House to continue as planned, American Ballet Theatre OffStage: A 2020 Virtual Season brought artistry of ABT into homes everywhere.

Alexei Ratmansky’s inspired reconstruction of this classic ballet awakens the timeless story of love triumphing over evil. Featuring lavish costumes and magnificent storybook sets, this retelling of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the evil sorceress Carabosse, the handsome prince and a magical kiss is certain to cast a spell on your heart and spark your imagination. Explore The Sleeping Beauty program, including a Debut Deferred feature on Soloist Skylar Brandt, a hair and makeup feature (there are about 200 wigs in the productions!) and an  ABT Met Memory feature with Principal Dancer Isabella Boylston.


June 15, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT Met Memory
featuring Principal Dancer Isabella Boylston
Isabella Boylston
June 16, 2020
12:00 pm
Hair & Makeup Tutorial
The Sleeping Beauty - Hair and Makeup
June 17, 2020
12:00 pm
Debut Deferred
featuring Soloist Skylar Brandt
Skylar Brandt
June 18, 2020
12:00 pm
ABT@80: A Fond Look Back
Meet an Iconic Princess Aurora: Irina Kolpakova
June 21, 2020
12:00 pm
Orchestral Performances
The Sleeping Beauty - Canary Variation
Diva Goodfriend-Koven (Piccolo)
Judith Mendenhall (Flute)
Karen Purpura (Flute)
Daniel Haskins (Percussion)
David LaMarche (Piano)
June 21, 2020
3:00 pm
Orchestral Performances
The Sleeping Beauty - Bluebird pas de deux
Judith Mendenhall (Flute)
Jon Manasse (Clarinet)
David LaMarche (Piano)
June 21, 2020
7:00 pm
ABT Supers