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The Australian Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet
The Australian Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet
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The Australian Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet

Sydney, NSW
2hrs 40min (incl interval)
Tickets from $85
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About The Australian Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet

John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet.

The Story An artist who effortlessly fused dance and drama, Cranko richly evokes the grandeur of the Capulets’ ball, the fierce clashes of the rival families and the brief, luminous flare of young love. His Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962, the year The Australian Ballet was founded, and generations of our dancers have grown up with the production and gone on to shine in its many dream roles.

The Music Despite meddling from Stalin’s officials and an initial rebellion from the Bolshoi Ballet’s dancers (who pronounced the music ‘undanceable’), Prokofiev’s score has proven itself as immortal as Shakespeare’s play. As clearly as words could, the music lays out the progress of the story, evoking swordplay, ecstasy, murder and the looming approach of the lovers’ fate.

The Design Jürgen Rose’s dramatically resonant design captures the pageantry of medieval Verona, contrasting the heavy splendour of the aristocratic elder generation with the billowing fabrics of the young lovers' carefree abandon.

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"If you think you’ve seen Romeo And Juliet, think again. This is a revelation" Daily Express

“As an audience member, the most touching aspect of Romeo and Juliet is the unfolding of the story in front of your very eyes. I have danced performances of Romeo where the audience was with us in every scene; they become a part of the ballet. I lost myself through expressions of love, elation, vengeance and ultimately death; and the audience left the performance as heartbroken as the characters on stage.” David Hallberg, Artistic Director

Choreography: John Cranko

Music: Sergei Prokofiev

Staged by: Reid Anderson

Costume and set design: Jürgen Rose

Lighting design: Jon Buswell

With Orchestra Victoria and Opera Australia Orchestra

Run time

2hrs 40min (incl interval)

Start date

November 4th, 2021

End date

November 24th, 2021

Genre

Ballet, Dance

Venue

Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre

Tickets from $85
Prices you'll brag about

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