Roméo et Juliette
  • Description

    In this production created for the Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev opted for powerful dramatization. Splendour and violence, truculence and beauty mingle, rekindling the passion of Shakespeare’s drama.

    Scrupulously adhering to Prokofiev’s score, itself very close to the play, the choreographer produced a version of Romeo and Juliet in which “the young boy becomes a man” opposite a passionate Juliet who, barely out of childhood, also tragically enters womanhood. Their love cannot be openly declared, as their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are locked into an ancestral feud...

    Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, the sumptuous sets and costumes by Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagano transport us to a painstakingly recreated Verona.

    The Étoiles, the Premiers Danseurs and the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet
    The Paris Opera Orchestra

    A coproduction Opéra national de Paris and La Belle Télé
    With the participation of France Télévisions, the support of the ORANGE Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts and Chanel, patron of the Paris Opera Ballet, as well as the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée
    The Paris Opera thanks the donors of the Romeo and Juliet recording for their generous support.

    Director: Nathan Benisty
    © Opéra national de Paris – La Belle Télé – 2021

    Picture: © Agathe Poupeney / OnP