The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Delayed live recording from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Conductor: Pavel Sorokin
Cast: Yasmine Naghdi, Matthew Ball
Tue 18 Jun 7.15pm Book Now
Duration: 180 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £10
Kenneth MacMillan’s passionate choreography for Romeo and Juliet shows The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest. Sergey Prokofiev’s iconic score provides the basis for the ballet’s romantic pas de deux and vibrant crowd scenes, while 16th-century Verona is created by Nicholas Georgiadis’s magnificent designs.
In 1965, MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet was given its premiere at Covent Garden by The Royal Ballet and was an immediate success: the first night was met with rapturous applause, which lasted for 40 minutes, and an incredible 43 curtain calls. The title roles were danced by Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, although the ballet had been created on Christopher Gable and Lynn Seymour. It has been performed by The Royal Ballet more than four hundred times since, as well as touring the world, and has become a true classic of the 20th-century ballet repertory.
Running time: The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals