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Academy Performances: sleeping beauty

May 27, 2023

1:00 PM & 6:00 PM  

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Tickets available Spring of 2023

The Story of Sleeping Beauty

The royal court of King Florestan and his Queen celebrate the birth of Princess Aurora. Ceremony master Catalabutte greets the magical woodland fairies when suddenly, the skies darken and evil Carabosse furiously arrives, cursing the Princess to be poisoned by the prick of her finger on her 16th birthday.  

Aurora is dancing joyously at her 16th birthday celebration when she suddenly pricks her finger on a poisoned spindle! Evil Carabosse has secretly returned to fulfill the curse. Without fear, the Lilac Fairy casts a spell that causes Aurora and her court to fall into a deep sleep, only to be broken by a true love’s kiss. 

A century later, Prince Florimund meets the Lilac Fairy, who speaks to him about the beautiful sleeping Princess awaiting the kiss of her one true love. The Prince follows the Lilac Fairy to the palace to find Princess Aurora and her court asleep. He kisses Aurora and the enchanted Kingdom awakens! 

Fairies, Royalty and enchanted beings travel to the Kingdom to celebrate the marriage of Prince Florimund and Princess Aurora. The newly wedded couple affirm their happily ever after in a Grand pas de deux. 

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About the Ellie Caulkins Opera House 

Located at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, known simply as “The Ellie,” is a world-class hall designed in the lyric style with acoustical excellence, state-of-the-art technical support, and clean sight lines. The Ellie is the home of the Colorado Ballet and Colorado Ballet Academy students are unique in their ability to perform on such an illustrious stage. 

Located at 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204 

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