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Romeo and Juliet Final Dress Rehearsals

November 4

Register below if you are interested in attending the dress rehearsal of Romeo and Juliet to ensure your spot on the waitlist. 

John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet.

The Story
An artist who effortlessly fused dance and drama, John Cranko richly evokes the grandeur of the Capulets’ ball, the fierce clashes of the rival families and the brief, luminous flare of young love. His Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962, the year The Australian Ballet was founded, and generations of dancers have grown up with the production and gone on to shine in its many dream roles.

The Music
Despite meddling from Stalin’s officials and an initial rebellion from the Bolshoi Ballet’s dancers (who pronounced the music ‘undanceable’), Prokofiev’s score has proven itself as immortal as Shakespeare’s play. As clearly as words could, the music lays out the progress of the story, evoking swordplay, ecstasy, murder and the looming approach of the lovers’ fate.

The Design
Jürgen Rose’s dramatically resonant design captures the pageantry of medieval Verona, contrasting the heavy splendour of the aristocratic elder generation with the billowing fabrics of the young lovers’ carefree abandon.

Choreography John Cranko
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Staged by Reid Anderson
Costume and set design Jürgen Rose
Lighting design Jon Buswell

With Orchestra Victoria and Opera Australia Orchestra

REGISTER INTEREST

Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Organiser

Friends of the Australian Ballet
Phone:
02 9252 7322
Email:
admin@fab.org.au
Website:
www.fab.org.au