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04 April 2018 (Wed), 19:00 World famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1776) - Marvellous Main (Historic) Stage - Classical Ballet Sergei Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet" (Ballet in two acts) Tickets available only at OperaAndBallet.com

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

The performance has 1 intermission

Schedule for Sergei Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet" (Ballet in two acts) 2018/2019

Conductor: Pavel Klinichev

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Set Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Costume Designer: Simon Virsaladze
Light Designer: Mikhail Sokolov
Artistic Director: Maestro Yuri Grigorovich
Conductor: Andrei Anikhanov
Assistant of choreography: Vasily Vorokhobko

Ballet company: Bolshoi Ballet
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra

Classical Ballet in 2 act

World premiere: 11 January 1940, Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, USSR
Premiere of this production: 21 April 2010, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

The Bolshoi Ballet has danced three versions of Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, one of the most popular ballets in the world repertoire - by Leonid Lavrovsky (1946, revived - 1995), - Yuri Grigorovich (1979) - and Radu Poklitaru (2003, director Declan Donnellan). Though it was premiered at the Paris Opera, Yuri Grigorovich's version belongs heart and soul to the Bolshoi. Many stars danced the lead roles in the ballet, creating unforgettable images, which have become part of Bolshoi Theatre history. In reviving his ballet, Yuri Grigorovich is aiming this time round, virtually without exception, at the younger members of the Company. Yekaterina Krysanova, Anna Nikulina, Artem Ovcharenko, Andrei Merkuriev are among those who will be dancing in the revival. As is the case with virtually all Grigorovich's ballets, Romeo and Juliet was created in close collaboration with the outstanding scenographer, Academician Simon Virsaladze. The sets he created are to be restored and will again grace the Bolshoi Theatre stage.




Synopsis

Act l
Scene 1
A Square in Verona.
Brawl between the Montagues and Capulets.

Scene 2
A masked Romeo and Mercutio are on their way to the ball at the Capulets.

Scene 3
Juliet’s Room. Preparations for the ball.

Scene 4
Ball at the Capulets.

Scene 5
The Capulets’ Garden.
First Meeting between Romeo and Juliet.


Act ll
Scene 1
A Square in Verona. Carnival.
Meeting between Mercutio and Tybalt.

Scene 2
Church.
Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet in secret.

Scene 3
A Square in Verona.
Quarrel, ending in a duel, between Mercutio andTybalt.
Death of Mercutio.
Romeo’s revenge and Tybalt’s death
Lament for theDead.

Scene 4
Juliet’s Room.
The Lovers meet prior to theirseparation.
Paris woos Juliet.

Scene 5
Romeo’s despair in banishment.

Scene 6
Friar Lawrence gives Juliet an opiate.

Scene 7
Juliet’s Room.
Paris woos Juliet.
Juliet drinks theopiate.
Juliet’s vision.

Scene 8
The house of the Capulets.
Paris’ morning Serenade.
News of Juliet’s fictitious death.
The sad news puts an end to the wedding preparations.

Scene 9
The Capulet Vault Romeo’s despair.
Romeo bids farewell toJuliet.
Death of the Lovers.






Schedule for Sergei Prokofiev "Romeo and Juliet" (Ballet in two acts) 2018/2019


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