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The Czech National Ballet back in Sardinia



The Czech National Ballet on Tour performing Romeo and Juliet

The Czech National Ballet back in Sardinia

The history of the beautiful city of Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, goes back to the second millennium BC. The city is a busy port with breathtaking sights, medieval town centre, castle, typical Pisan towers, museums, cathedral and a great Anfiteatro Romano made of stone. The Czech National Ballet visited Sardinia three times – in 1987 it presented Romeo and Juliet here (chor. by M. Kůra), in 1993 Malý pan Friedemann / Psycho (Little Herr Friedemann / Psycho; chor. by L. Vaculík), and in 2017 The Sleeping Beauty (chor. by J. Torres) – but this time the company performed in Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.

After five years The Czech National Ballet returns to this theatre with a legendary ballet story Romeo and Juliet by John Cranko. The tour is ambitious and represents the Czech culture abroad very well: Three big trucks filled with sets, costumes and technical equipment will travel the long southward journey of 1685 kilometres. One of the trucks will carry a special ballet floor from the State Opera so that the dancers have all they need.

On the 8th of November seventy performers and fourteen people comprising theatre staff will arrive at Cagliari. From the 11th of November to the 19th of November eight performances will take place. The local Orchestra del Teatro Lirico will by conducted by Václav Zahradník.

Good luck!

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