The Sleeping Beauty, Rose Adagio (Grand adage à la rose) by Eun-Ji Ha as Princess Aurora. Taken at Finnish National Opera on 2.10.2013.
Eun-Ji Ha is Étoile at Finnish National Opera. Education: Korean National University of Arts 2001-2006. Engagements: Finnish National Ballet 2007-, principal dancer 2009-13, Étoile 2013-; Universal Ballet Company 2006-2007. Nevada Ballet Theatre 2003-2004.
The Sleeping Beauty (Russian: Спящая красавица) is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890. The music was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The score was completed in 1889, and is the second of his three ballets. The original scenario was conceived by Ivan Vsevolozhsky, and is based on Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant. The choreographer of the original production was Marius Petipa.
The premiere performance took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1890. The work has become one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets.
Photos by Jack Devant © with kind permission of the Finnish National Opera, special thanks to Heidi Almi.