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Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

Sergey Prokofiev

Czech premiere: 10 February 2022 at the State Opera

The State Opera
Premiere production

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Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

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    February 2022

    Thursday 10. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    1. premiere
    Premiere

    Friday 11. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    2. premiere
    Premiere

    Sunday 13. 2.
    13:00

    Tickets available

    Sunday 13. 2.
    18:00

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 15. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Thursday 17. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 19. 2.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    Saturday 19. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    Czech premiere: 22 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 will stage at the State Opera.

    Creatives

    Choreography
    John Cranko
    Choreologist
    Jane Bourne
    Artistic supervision
    Reid Anderson
    Sets and Costumes
    Jürgen Rose
    Musical preparation, conductor
    Václav Zahradník

    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 Stuttgart Ballet, 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 (the 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.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    From October 1, 2021, we start selling tickets for the performances until the end of March 2022. Advance sale of tickets for all performances (Ballet, Drama, Laterna magika and Opera) is on sale for 6 months in advance.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

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