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Joanne Michel in Sleeping Beauty (The Australian Ballet)

The Sleeping Beauty (The Australian Ballet)

1993 NR

Christine Walsh stars in this enchanting production as Aurora, the ill-fated princess cursed by the wicked fairy Carabosse to fall into a 100-year slumber, a spell that can only be broken by a magical kiss from Prince Florimund (David Ashmole). Maina Gielgud directs this masterful adaptation of the Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky classic, featuring the Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.