Romeo and Juliet

Sergei Prokofiev
The State Opera

Basic information


The State Opera


Czech premiere: 25 February 2021 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.


John Cranko
Sets and Costumes
Jürgen Rose


The new production will feature Jürgen Rose’s original enthralling sets and costumes, whose reconstruction alone is considered a remarkable artistic accomplishment. The staging of Cranko’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s immortal tale, set to Sergey Prokofiev’s gracious music and furnished with Rose’s sets and costumes, guarantees an astonishing combination of unforgettable experiences.
Cranko’s ballets are mainly fascinating owing to their forcibly conveying human emotions. The dancers profoundly feel the flights and falls of the love-smitten Romeo and Juliet, recasting their own feelings into expressive movements. Immerse with them into the story, share the heroes’ passion and suffering, let the stage and the auditorium blend into a single fabulous universe.


Practical information

Where to buy tickets

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

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.

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!