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  Juliet Natalia Bessmertnova 

 

Running time: 02:30:51

“Superbly directed, choreographed spectacle involving intricate, complex interactions of a cast of hundreds in naturalistic outdoor, as well as indoor settings.”

"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.

 

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