Paris Opera Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Paris Opera Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Paris Opera Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

The great Rudolf Nureyev’s stunning production, originally created for the Opera Ballet in 1984, opts for powerful dramatization. Splendour and violence, truculence and beauty mingle, rekindling the passion of Shakespeare’s drama.



Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the sumptuous sets and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagano transport us to a painstakingly recreated Verona.



Scrupulously adhering to Prokofiev’s score, itself very close to the play, the production sees Romeo (étoile Mathias Heymann) as “a young boy who becomes a man” opposite a passionate Juliet (gorgeous étoile Miram Ould-Braham) 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...



This performance, captured live at Opéra Bastille, also features étoile Stéphane Bullion as Tylbalt, Hannah O'Neill as Rosaline and Francesco Mura dances Mercutio.
Rating: CTC
Runtime: 168 mins

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