Special Presentation! Palace Opera & Ballet is delighted to present the Australian Premiere Screenings of the eagerly-anticipated new ballet feature film Romeo & Juliet: Beyond Words (PG), a groundbreaking reimagining of the best-known love story of all time.
Featuring The Royal Ballet's current generation of stars, led by William Bracewell as Romeo and Francesca Hayward at Juliet in their feature film debuts, Emma award-winning filmmakers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt restage and direct Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s remarkable choreography – taking it out of the theatre and onto the streets – in an audacious first in contemporary filmmaking.
As members of the feuding Capulet and Montague families, Romeo and Juliet should be sworn enemies, but they fall deeply in love and marry in secret. That very day, disastrous circumstances lead Romeo to fight Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, setting off a chain of events that culminate in tragedy… It's a story everyone knows, but it's never been told quite like this.
The score, a unique version of Prokofiev’s original, was recorded at AIR Studios in Hampstead, London, with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The 85 players were conducted by renowned Royal Opera House Music Director Koen Kessels.