Sleeping Betty nel Bosco

From The National Film Board of Canada, here’s a fun take on the story of Sleeping Beauty by director Claude Cloutier:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/39056960]

SLEEPING BETTY from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo

You can find lots of full films from throughout their history up on the NFB site (you can limit it to animation too, if you’re so inclined).

To offer an operatic counterpart, here’s the opening of Ottorino Respighi‘s 1922 opera, La Bella Dormente nel Bosco (available in full on Spotify too).

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJGEAhDqaRU&w=350&h=300]

It was actually performed in 2005 by New York’s Gotham Chamber Opera in conjunction with Lincoln Center Festival and puppets by Basil Twist, as seen below.  Both the GCO & LCF have exciting events coming up this summer, so check them out. audio

Gotham Chamber Opera, Respighi's La Bella Dormente

Gotham Chamber Opera production of Respighi’s La Bella Dormente, photo by Stephanie Berger

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