Kirov Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
For the Shakespeare in Washington festival, St. Petersburg's magnificent company dances the greatest love story of all time in the original Lavrovsky/Prokofiev production.
- Jan. 16 - 21, 2007
- Opera House
- $47.00 - $125.00
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Residing in the top echelon of artistic achievement for more than 200 years, St. Petersburg's Kirov Ballet is "awesome in its perfection of style, its technical power and assurance, its unanimity of spirit, and in the majestic scale of it all" (The Washington Post).
Romeo and Juliet
Choreography by Leonid Lavrovsky
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
The Kirov returns to the Kennedy Center to perform its landmark production of Romeo and Juliet, which was created for the company in 1940 by Leonid Lavrovsky to Sergei Prokofiev's monumental score. This full-length version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy of young love is packed with ensemble numbers and spectacle, framing performances that are "passionate, subtle, and beautifully danced" (The Sunday Times, London). With drama, romance, and excitement, Romeo and Juliet glitters with bravura dancing by the Kirov's internationally acclaimed company. Part of the citywide festival Shakespeare in Washington.
CASTING (subject to change):
Tue., Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. – JULIET: Evgenya Obraztsova; ROMEO: Andrian Fadayev
Wed., Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – JULIET: Olesya Novikova; ROMEO: Igor Kolb
Thu., Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – JULIET: Olesya Novikova; ROMEO: Vladimir Shklyarov
Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. – JULIET: Maya Dumchenko; ROMEO: Mikhail Lobukhin
Sat., Jan. 20 at 1:30 p.m. – JULIET: Evgenya Obratzsova; ROMEO: Andrian Fadeyev
Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – JULIET: Maya Dumchenko; ROMEO: Anton Korsakov
Sun., Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. – JULIET: Evgenya Obratzsova; ROMEO: Igor Kolb
- About Ballet at the Kennedy Center
- Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra Heinz Fricke is the artistic director of the KC Opera House Orchestra
- Mariinsky Ballet's company website View the Kirov Ballet's schedule, history, photos, and more.
- Romeo & Juliet Learn more about Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare's England
- Shakespeare in Washington More than 60 local, national, and international organizations will celebrate Shakespeare's life and work through performance, exhibits, and lectures at venues throughout the city.
- The Shakespeare Explorer An Interactive Exploration of the Bard's Legacy