Romeo and Juliet
|3 hours and 5 minutes intermission included|
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra
|Performance in Live Streaming|
A story of unending love, a classic of choreography set to Prokofiev’s immortal music, rich in powerful emotions, deeply theatrical and engaging. One of the most beautiful and thrilling versions, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, a part of the La Scala repertoire for many years, has witnessed a parade of unforgettable, impassioned performers who have put their bodies and souls into Shakespeare’s tale of the Veronese lovers. MacMillan focuses beautifully on the human story, imbuing it with lyricism and psychological tension, moments of humour and the dynamics and emotions of ballet d’action so well expressed in the arrangement. It returns to the stage after a seven-year hiatus with the scenery created for La Scala in 2010 by Mauro Carosi and Odette Nicoletti.