ROMEO AND JULIET Prokofiev – Polish National Ballet

Premiered Apr 16, 2021 Two young lovers, offspring of the feuding Montague and Capulet families, value feelings above the past, pitting love and forgiveness against hatred and revenge. Upon his return from exile in 1936, Sergei Prokofiev transformed Shakespeare’s famous tragedy into a ballet with a happy ending. Soviet cultural officials did not agree, so Romeo and Juliet went on dying as before. In his Warsaw staging, Krzysztof Pastor relocates the action to the Italy of the 1930s, 1950s and 1990s respectively – proving yet again the timeless nature of this tragic story. Streamed on OperaVision on 16 April 2021 at 19:00 CET and available for 5 months:… CAST Juliet Capulet: Yuka Ebihara Romeo Montague: Patryk Walczak Mercutio: Dawid Trzensimiech Tybalt: Maksim Woitiul Lord Capulet: Marco Esposito Lady Capulet: Ana Kipshidze Benvolio: Rinaldo Venuti Friar Laurence: Carlos Martín Pérez Juliet’s Friend No. 1: Emilia Stachurska Juliet’s Friend No. 2: Mai Kageyama Paris: Kristóf Szabó Music: Sergei Prokofiev Text: Krzysztof Pastor, Willem Bruls after William Shakespeare Dancers: Polish National Ballet Orchestra: Orchestra of the Polish National Opera Choreographer: Krzysztof Pastor Conductor: Andriy Yurkevych Set and Costume Designer: Tatyana van Walsum Dramaturg: Willem Bruls Choreographer’s Assistants: Kalina Schubert, Anita Kuskowska, Walery Mazepczyk Lighting Designer: Bert Dalhuysen Filmed by Ewa Krasucka Photo (thumbnail) by Marta Wódz SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM… TIKTOK

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  1. Perhaps the evolution and survival of humankind has had nothing to do with opposable thumbs, larger brains, or anything other than to cooperate to the point of producing such a beautiful effort. Dance is not an afterthought of consciousness but a precursor to pursuing the purpose of existence. Most musicologists consider dance the first form of religion. The search for any idea of a god has always been to understand our meaning and relationship to life.

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