The Sleeping Beauty
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Tchaikovsky is the third most popular composer in the Ultimate Hall of Fame, with 12 entries in total. This is the fourth, and it has appeared in the chart every year, peaking at number 103 in 1999.

Marius Pepita was a phenomenon in the world of Russian ballet. By the time he choreographed The Sleeping Beauty, he had overseen more than fifty productions. It's therefore not surprising that the collaboration between Pepita, the country's most exciting choreographer, and Tchaikovsky, the superstar composer, was hotly anticipated.

Marion Tait in Peter Wright's 2010 production for the Birmingham Royal Ballet.