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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev
The ballet begins with feuding between the Capulets and the Montagues. Wearing a disguise, Romeo Montague crashes a party at the Capulet house, where he meets Juliet Capulet. He instantly falls in love with her and the two secretly proclaim their eternal love for each other on the balcony. Hoping to finally put an end to the family feud, Friar Laurence secretly marries the couple after-which that night, Juliet drinks a potion. When her distraught family finds her dead the next morning, they proceed to bury her. The news of Juliet’s death reaches Romeo, and he returns home desperately grieving because he has lost her. Believing that Juliet is really dead, he also drinks poison. When she awakens, she sees that Romeo is dead and stabs herself. True love indeed lasts forever!
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare)
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vladislav Lantratov, Igor Tsvirko, Dmitry Dorokhov, Vitaly Biktimirov and the Corps de Ballet
An NCPA-Pathé Live (Paris) Presentation
Please Note: This is a Ballet Screening
Approximate Duration: 2 hours and 55 minutes including two intermissions