All'opera: Romeo And Juliet - Live From Teatro Alla Scala

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Romeo and Juliet first saw the light of day in January 1938 in Soviet Russia, where it took three years for Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev to get his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers to the stage. The ‘drambalet’ (dramatised ballet) is a masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy, and has since performed all over the world.

The most notable adaptation in the ballet’s 78-year history is the 1965 production, which saw leading ballet choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillian bring Prokofiev's classic piece to British audiences.

Prokofiev’s instantly recognisable music underscores the lyrical beauty and passion of the star-crossed lovers. The title roles will be played by Italian star Roberto Bolle and the world-renowned American ballet dancer Misty Copeland.

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 2 hours 53 minutes intermissions included

MusicSergej ProkofievChoreographyKenneth MacMillanChoreographic revivalJulie LincolnConductorPatrick FournillierSetsMauro CarosiCostumesOdette NicolettiLightsMarco FilibeckÉtoileRoberto Bolle Guest ArtistMisty Copeland

Live transmission was on Sunday 15 January 2017

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