“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (William Shakespeare)
Romeo and Juliet ballet is an all-time favourite classic love story.
The ballet, based on Shakespeare’s play, is choreographed to one of Prokofiev’s most evocative scores. Its exquisite dance, spell-binding battles and escalating drama are set among stunning production designs.Read more View Testimonials Schedule
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William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet was one of the first works of literature to inspire ballet. Its drama, romance and tragedy are perfectly suited to dance.
Since the 1930’s, choreographers have been particularly fortunate to have Sergei Prokofiev’s musical score specifically written for the ballet.
For generations of ballet and music lovers it was Prokofiev’s intuitive understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry that gave us one of the greatest full-length ballet scores.
Based on a synopsis written by Sergey Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (who first suggested the subject to Prokofiev) and commissioned by the Kirov Ballet, the score in its original form was completed by Prokofiev in September 1935.Read more