I'd heard that there was a production being done of "Sleeping Beauty" at the Teatro Alighieri (a classic baroque creampuff of a building!). So I managed to snag one of the last tickets for Sunday's performance and I'm really glad I did. It was an excellent performance, beautiful choreography and creative effects that transport the audience into another world.
Afterwards, I wandered over to the central plaza in Ravenna - and I ran across the cast! They were very gracious in talking briefly with me. And it was fun for me to thank them for their dazzling performance.