Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

By January 16, 2020
When:
June 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm Europe/Dublin Timezone
2020-06-14T15:00:00+01:00
2020-06-14T15:15:00+01:00
Where:
Whale Theatre
Cost:
€20.00
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet @ Whale Theatre

Music Sergei Prokofiev

Choerography Alexei Ratmansky

Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare) 

Cast Ekaterina Krysanova (Juliet), Vladislav Lantratov (Romeo), Igor Tsvirko (Mercutio), Dmitry Dorokhov (Benvolio), Vitaly Biktimirov (Tybalt), and the Corps de Ballet

Synopsis 

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend… 

The ballet 

The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.