Ballet in three acts libretto after William Shakespeare Music Serguei Prokofiev
In this production created for the Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev opted for powerful dramatization. Splendour and violence, truculence and beauty mingle, rekindling the passion of Shakespeare’s drama. Scrupulously adhering to Prokofiev’s score, itself very close to the play, the choreographer produced a version of Romeo and Juliet in which “the young boy becomes a man” opposite a passionate Juliet who, barely out of childhood, also tragically enters womanhood. Their love cannot be openly declared, as their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are locked into an ancestral feud... Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the sumptuous sets and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagano transport us to a painstakingly recreated Verona.
With Etoiles Myriam Ould-Braham, Matthias Heymann and Stéphane Bullion, Les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris
Set Design : Ezio Frigerio - Costume Design : Ezio Frigerio, Mauro Pagano - Lighting design : Vinicio Cheli - Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris Conductor : Vello Pänh
Production compagny : La Belle Télé
Coproduction compagny : Opéra national de Paris - France Télévisions
Running Time : 145'
Production Year : 2021
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD