Ballet "Romeo and Juliet" in two acts
"There is no sadder story in the world than the tale of Romeo and Juliet ..."
The ballet clearly reveals the main conflict of Shakespeare's tragedy - the clash of bright love with the tribal hostility of the older generation, which characterizes the wildness of the medieval way of life.
The main idea of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater. P.I. Tchaikovsky ”in creating a full-fledged play“ Romeo and Juliet ”was to combine the amazing music of P. Tchaikovsky with the most lyrical of W. Shakespeare. For this, musical parts from the great works of Pyotr Tchaikovsky were used, such as: Symphony No. 6, Suite No. 3, Italian Capriccio, Concerto for violin and orchestra and of course Overture-Fantasy Romeo and Juliet.
The premiere of the two-act performance was a great success, and won the hearts of the audience with a lyrical story, amazing music and a beautiful performance by artistic director Elizaveta Menshikova and theater director Pavel Elkin.
Accompanied by the symphony orchestra of Daniel Stomoinik.
Theater: St. Petersburg Ballet Theater. P.I. Tchaikovsky
Music: PI Chaikovsky
Libretto: Elizaveta Menshikova and Pavel Elkin based on the play by V. Shakespeare
Choreography: Elizaveta Menshikova
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (one intermission)