Paramount Presents: The Royal Ballet in HD – Romeo and Juliet
Live Broadcasts | 08/3/2019 | 1:00PM
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece.
BALLET IN THREE ACTS
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Conducted by Pavel Sorokin
Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes, including two intermissions
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the color and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
Picture caption/credit: Matthew Ball as Romeo, Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet. ©ROH, 2015. Photographed by Alice Pennefather
About the Royal Opera House Live in HD Season
The Royal Opera House celebrates 10 years of live cinema broadcasts in 2018, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally, including to more than 500 venues across the UK.
The Royal Opera House has seen huge growth in the influence of independent cinemas, which now account for almost half of our network in the UK. Internationally, a partnership with Trafalgar Releasing sees our productions broadcast to up to 1,000 cinemas in 50 countries.
Audiences are also able to access an array of live-streamed and on-demand content via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel, which is the most subscribed-to YouTube channel of any arts organization in the world.