Music by Sergei Prokofiev. Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry. Their efforts to resist their feuding families end in a heart-wrenching tragedy.
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.
The performers are the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet.
On-stage performances recorded live for broadcast
Every performance filmed and presented in High Definition with hearing assist available.
Presented by Weber Center for the Performing Arts and By Experience
Sunday, March 18 at 6:00pm