ROH: Romeo & Juliet (Ballet)12A

ROH: Romeo & Juliet (Ballet)

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Synopsis

Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.


When Juliet's parents force her to marry Paris, she takes drastic action by drinking a potion to make her appear dead so she can escape to join Romeo. But her message explaining this plan fails to reach him. When he hears news of her death, he returns to visit her tomb and kill himself. Juliet wakes to find him dead. Devastated, she stabs herself.


Credits


Choreography

Kenneth MacMillan


Music

Sergey Prokofiev


Designer

Nicholas Georgiadis


Lighting designer

John B. Read


Performed by The Royal Ballet


Performers

Conductor

Pavel Sorokin

Juliet

Yasmine Naghdi

Romeo

Matthew Ball

Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House