The Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet
DANCE AT MEGARON – THE BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Juliet, a Capulet, and Romeo, a Montague, fall deeply in love with each other despite the fact that their families are mortal foes. When Romeo’s cousin Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, a Capulet, Romeo is forced to kill the murderer. A cycle of bloody revenge opens which will close with the death of the two young lovers.
The tragic fate of the Shakespearean ‘star-crossed lovers’ provided the inspiration for Prokofiev’s magnificent ballet score, from the delicate Theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov bring to life Alexei Ratmansky’s exquisite choreography, a poignant evocation of love at first sight: For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov, and Adrian Piotrovsky (after William Shakespeare)
With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Juliet: Ekaterina Krysanova
Romeo: Vladislav Lantratov
Mercutio: Igor Tsvirko
Benvolio: Dmitry Dorokhov
Tybalt: Vitaly Biktimirov
Pre-recorded broadcast from Moscow
In collaboration with Pathé Live