Romeo & Juliet by Helgi Tómasson, music by Prokofiev

Maria Kochetkova (Juliet), Davit Karapetyan (Romeo), Pascal Molat (Mercutio), Joseph Walsh (Benvolio), Luke Ingham (Tybalt) — San Francisco Ballet

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Helgi Tómasson — Choreographer

Jens-Jacob Worsaae — Costume designer, scenography

Thomas R. Skelton — Lighting

Maria Kochetkova — Juliet

Davit Karapetyan — Romeo

Pascal Molat — Mercutio

Joseph Walsh — Benvolio

Luke Ingham — Tybalt

Ricardo Bustamante — Lord Capulet

Sofiane Sylve — Lady Capulet

Myles Thatcher — Paris

WanTing Zhao — Rosaline

Rubén Martín Cintas — Lord Montague

Jim Sohm — Friar Lawrence

Martino Pistone — Prince of Verona

San Francisco Ballet

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With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Longtime creative director Helgi Tómasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime” (Huffington Post).

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