Paris Opera Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

In Cinemas 13, 14 & 17 Aug 2022
Vello Pähn
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Myriam Ould-Braham (Juliette), Mathias Heymann (Roméo), Stéphane Bullion (Tybalt), Francesco Mura (Mercutio), Marc Moreau (Benvolio), Hannah O’Neil (Rosaline), Yannick Bittencourt (Pâris), Fanny Gorse (Lady Capulet) and Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national
Sergei Prokofiev
Rudolf Nureyev
Ezio Frigerio, Mauro Pagano
2h48 incl. an interval
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris, July 2021
Official Event Listing

Ballet in three acts (1938)

While Shakespeare's play has inspired many works, this magnificent tragic love story has never been so powerful as in Rudolf Nureyev's stunning ballet, originally created for the Opera Ballet in 1984. Splendour and violence, truculence and beauty mingle, rekindling the passion of this great drama.

Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the sumptuous sets and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagano transport us to a painstakingly recreated Verona.

Scrupulously adhering to Prokofiev’s score, itself very close to the play, the production sees Romeo (étoile Mathias Heymann) as “a young boy who becomes a man” opposite a passionate Juliet (gorgeous étoile Myriam Ould-Braham) who, barely out of childhood, also tragically enters womanhood. Their love cannot be openly declared, as their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are locked into an ancestral feud...

This performance, captured live at Opéra Bastille, also features étoile Stéphane Bullion as Tybalt, Hannah O'Neill as Rosaline and Francesco Mura dances Mercutio.

Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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