The Royal Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet
is a major event with the much anticipated pairing of extraordinary prima ballerina Tamara Rojo and superstar Carlos Acosta
in the title roles. Kenneth MacMillan's great interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring tragedy is one of the most popular works in The Royal Ballet repertory -- and one of the greatest examples of 20th-century choreography. The setting is Renaissance Verona, where a chance meeting ignites a profound love between Romeo and Juliet, bringing with it first hope of uniting their families in peace, then misunderstanding, and finally tragedy and death. Prokofiev's music is an instantly recognizable classic of the modern repertory, here complemented by choreography of beauty and touching fluidity. "Tamara Rojo must be the best Royal Ballet Juliet for a quarter century or more. Carlos Acosta
is on equally fine form. A great performance!" -- John Percival, The Stage.
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