Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers experience passion and tragedy in this 20th-century ballet masterpiece.
Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965.
In this special screening not long after Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.
Marcelino Sambé Romeo
Anna-Rose O’Sullivan Juliet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Music Sergey Prokofiev
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting designer John B. Read