Romeo And Juliet

Credits  
Valentin Elizariev, Author libretto
Vasily Vorokhobko, Choreographer Assistant
Simon Virsaladze, Costume Designer
Mikhail Sokolov, Lighting Designer
Andrei Anikhanov, Musical Director
World premiere: 26 Jun 1979 Bolshoi Theatre

The performance has 1 intermission

 

Romeo and Juliet is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. It is one of the most enduringly popular ballets. Music from the ballet was extracted by Prokofiev as three suites for orchestra and as a piano work.

Synopsis

Act l
Scene 1
A Square in Verona.
Brawl between the Montagues and Capulets.

Scene 2
A masked Romeo and Mercutio are on their way to the ball at the Capulets.

Scene 3
Juliet’s Room. Preparations for the ball.

Scene 4
Ball at the Capulets.

Scene 5
The Capulets’ Garden.
First Meeting between Romeo and Juliet.


Act ll
Scene 1
A Square in Verona. Carnival.
Meeting between Mercutio and Tybalt.

Scene 2
Church.
Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet in secret.

Scene 3
A Square in Verona.
Quarrel, ending in a duel, between Mercutio and Tybalt.
Death of Mercutio.
Romeo’s revenge and Tybalt’s death
Lament for the Dead.

Scene 4
Juliet’s Room.
The Lovers meet prior to their separation.
Paris woos Juliet.

Scene 5
Romeo’s despair in banishment.

Scene 6
Friar Lawrence gives Juliet an opiate.

Scene 7
Juliet’s Room.
Paris woos Juliet.
Juliet drinks the opiate.
Juliet’s vision.

Scene 8
The house of the Capulets.
Paris’ morning Serenade.
News of Juliet’s fictitious death.
The sad news puts an end to the wedding preparations.

Scene 9
The Capulet Vault Romeo’s despair.
Romeo bids farewell to Juliet.
Death of the Lovers.


Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia