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MARIINSKY THEATRE BALLET AND ORCHESTRA OF SAINT PETERSBURG

S. Prokofjev: Romeo in Juliet

13. July 2015, 20.00
Cankarjev dom
69, 59, 29 €

 

MARIINSKY THEATRE BALLET AND ORCHESTRA OF SAINT PETERSBURG

Libretto: Leonid Lavrovski, Sergej Prokofjev, Sergej Radlov, Adrian Piotrovski
Based on the eponymous tragedy by William Shakespeare
Choreographer: Leonid Lavrovski
Conductor: Boris Gruzin
Set and costume design: Pyotr Williams

Cast: Vladimir Škljarov, Maksim Zjuzin, Viktorija Tereškina, Jekaterina Osmolnikova, Vladimir Ponomarev, Elena Bazenova, Dmitrij Pikačov, Juri Smekalov, David Zalejev, Aleksej Timofejev, Grigorij Popov

Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, one of the most beautiful ballets, a story of eternal love, will this time be performed by the artists of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Ballet of Saint Petersburg. Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by the Kirov Theatre to write the score for the ballet in 1934. The composer had lived abroad for a number of years and this presented an excellent opportunity for him to return to his home country, at least for a while. Romeo and Juliet underwent some significant changes prior to becoming a big success and a fixture in the repertoire of any ballet ensemble worth its salt. The composer had lived abroad for a number of years and this presented an excellent opportunity for him to return to his home country, at least for a while. Romeo and Juliet underwent some significant changes prior to becoming a big success and a fixture in the repertoire of any ballet ensemble worth its salt. Prokofiev’s music takes into account the rules of the dance and carries within it a range of psychological nuances. The performance at which the Russian artists will be guests in Ljubljana is truly something special, as it was choreographed by Leonid Lavrovsky, the world-renowned Russian choreographer, who collaborated closely with the composer for 3 decades in the 20th century, completing the full version of Romeo and Juliet. It debuted in 1940 at the Kirov Theatre, known today as the Mariinsky Theatre.

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