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Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Sergei Prokofiev

Ballet by John Cranko after William Shakespeare

The State Opera

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    June 2024

    Thursday 20. 6.
    19:00

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    Friday 21. 6.
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    Sunday 23. 6.
    14:00

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    October 2024

    Saturday 19. 10.
    14:00

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    Saturday 19. 10.
    19:00

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    Friday 25. 10.
    19:00

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    Saturday 26. 10.
    14:00

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    Saturday 26. 10.
    19:00

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    Thursday 31. 10.
    19:00

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    November 2024

    Saturday 2. 11.
    14:00

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    19:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 30 minutes, 2 intermission (20 minutes) minutes

    Premiere

    Czech premiere: 10 February 2022 at the State Opera

    The most famous love story of all time, the grand and timeless theme, is the subject of John Cranko’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, which we stage at the State Opera.

    Cast

    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025

    Creatives

    About

    Ever since its premiere eight decades ago, Sergey Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet has been performed by renowned companies worldwide, as one of the pillars of the classical ballet repertoire.
    John Cranko originally created an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for the ballet company of La Scala in Milan, whose production featured the celebrated prima ballerina Carla Fracci and the dancer Mario Pistoni in the title roles. Four years later, in 1962, the Stuttgarter Ballett, which he helmed, presented a revised version, starring Márcia Haydée and Ray Barra. Cranko’s production is still immensely popular and part of the repertoire of numerous globally renowned companies (National Ballet of Canada, Australian Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, Finnish National Ballet, National Ballet of China in Beijing, Bavarian State Ballet, Boston and Washington Ballets, etc.).
    Our new production of Cranko’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s immortal tale, forcibly conveying human emotions, features the globally renowned designer Jürgen Rose’s original enthralling sets and costumes.

    Czech Premiere: 10 February 2022 at the State Opera

    Artists of the Czech National Ballet
    Students of the Dance Conservatory of the Capital City of Prague
    External members
    State Opera Orchestra

    Suitable for audience from 12 years.

    Performing music rights: By courtesy of Musikverlag Hans Sikorski GmbH, Berlin.

     

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    Poster Romeo and Juliet

    A poster for the production of Romeo and Juliet

    249 Kč

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    Partners
    Romeo and Juliet
    INVESTYN Partners, a. s.The National Theatre Benefactors’ Club

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in May-October 2024.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the State opera

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 60 CZK/h.

    Buffets at the State Opera

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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