The Cincinnati Ballet revisits a fairy tale classic with The Sleeping Beauty.
The last time the ballet staged The Sleeping Beauty was during the 2010-2011 season and this rendition features Tchaikovsky’s score, played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, with choreography by Devon Carney.
“It’s a 21st-century version that pays homage to a 19th-century classic,” Carney said in a release.
The ballet tells the story of princess Aurora, who is cursed by an evil fairy to prick her finger on the needle of a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday and die. But instead of death, a good fairy grants 100 years of sleep, until Aurora is awakened by true love’s kiss.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 8 p.m. Feb. 15; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 16; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $40 on Valentine’s Day; $36-$128 other performances. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cballet.org.