Romeo and Juliet

Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg

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Once again, we run out of superlatives. The most beautiful, the most passionate of the great ballet classics? In Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, love itself is transformed into music. The great Russian composer drew inspiration from the great operas, from Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini – as a result, his masterpiece is an opera without words. It is one of the very few ballets capable of bringing tears to the eyes of the audience – particularly in this sumptuous traditional choreography, which presents a feast for the eyes along with dances that have long since become classics.

Photo that shows Romeo And Juliet By Natasha Razina ┬« State Academic Mariinsky Theatre 4. © Natasha Razina State Academic Mariinsky Theatre
© Natasha Razina State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

Program

Romeo and Juliet
Ballet in three acts by Leonid Lavrovsky with music by Sergei Prokofiev. Libretto by Andrian Piotrovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov, and Leonid Lavrovsky, after the tragedy by William Shakespeare.

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