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Romeo and Juliet

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Many composers have been inspired by this tragic love story of a young couple who get caught up in the machinations of two opposing parties. Perhaps the best-known ballet version is that of Sergei Prokofiev, with choreographies by Leonid Lawrowski, John Cranko or John Neumeier. Semperoper audiences are familiar with the work of Belgian choreographer Stijn Celis through his »Vertigo Maze« and an updated version of »Cinderella« which ran the gamut of emotions from grim ferocity to wild humour. Now he returns to Dresden to offer a fresh take on »Romeo and Juliet«, snapping the shackles of tradition to present a contemporary tale of youthful tragedy.


Ballet in three acts
Choreography by Stijn Celis

Running time 2 hours 10 minutes

Premiere 22 Mar 2013

Next Performances / Casting

22 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
26 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
04 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
10 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
17 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm
22 Oct 2014
07:00 pm - 09:10 pm

Choreography: Stijn Celis
Music: Sergej Prokofjew
Set Design & Lighting Design: Jan Versweyveld
Costume Design: Catherine Voeffray
Dramaturgy: Stefan Ulrich

Casting 17 Oct 2014

Romeo: Jón Vallejo
Julia: Anna Merkulova
Mercutio: Claudio Cangialosi
Benvolio: Francesco Pio Ricci
Tybalt (Debut): Laurent Guilbaud
Gräfin Capulet (Debut): Jenni Schäferhoff
Graf Capulet: Milán Madar
Amme: Ana Presta
Pater Lorenzo: Casey Ouzounis
Graf Paris: Maximilian Genov
Rosalinde (Debut): Aidan Gibson
Mercutios Freundin: Raquél Martínez
Ein Alter Mann: Hannes-Detlef Vogel
Gräfin Montague: Carola Schwab
Graf Montague: Ralf Arndt-Vogt
Eine Nonne: Carola Schwab
1 Priester: Ralf Arndt-Vogt
2 Priester: Christian Bauch
Zeremonienmeister: Craig Davidson

Semperoper Ballett
Staatskapelle Dresden

Staatskapelle Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

With kind support of the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper

Project Partner
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen
Sachsen Bank

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Jón Vallejo, Fabien Voranger, Michael Tucker|Romeo und Julia|© Costin Radu

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