Romeo & Juliet

1990

Ballet in 3 Acts 

 

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Libretto: Leonid Lavrovsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov by Yuri Grigorovich

Production: Yuri Grigorovich

 Director: Yuri Grigorovich 

Designer: Simon Virsaladze 

Conductor: Algis Zhuraytis

Performers: 

Romeo Irek Mukhamedov

Julliet Natalia Bessmertnova 

 

Running time: 02:30:51

"Romeo and Juliet" - the most famous ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" about tragic love. This ballet has marked a milestone in Russian choreography, proving that ballet can incarnate the strongest dramatic collisions.

 

Prokofiev's music clearly reveals the main conflict of the tragedy - collision of pure love of the young heroes with tribal hostility of the older generation, which characterizes the savagery of the medium century.  Prokofiev was also able to embody Shakespeare's contrasts of tragic and comic, sublime and clownish in the music.