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ballet Romeo and Juliet by Christian Spuck, music by Prokofiev William Moore (Romeo), Katja Wünsche (Juliet), Daniel Mulligan (Mercutio), Cristian Alex Assis (Tybalt) — Ballett Zürich

William Moore (Romeo), Katja Wünsche (Juliet), Daniel Mulligan (Mercutio), Cristian Alex Assis (Tybalt) — Ballett Zürich

Romeo and Juliet by Christian Spuck, music by Prokofiev William Moore (Romeo), Katja Wünsche (Juliet), Daniel Mulligan (Mercutio), Cristian Alex Assis (Tybalt) — Ballett Zürich

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It is the most famous love story in Western literature, told and retold countless times at the opera, ballet, theatre, and cinema—and Sergei Prokofiev’s 1938 Romeo and Juliet has proved a particularly enduring and adaptable setting for the beloved Shakespearean tragedy. The score, lively and ebullient, foreboding and heartrending, is a choreographer’s dream, and Ballett Zürich’s artistic director Christian Spuck’s version proves that the time-worn stories we know by heart still have much to tell us.

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Cast

  • Christian Spuck | Choreographer
  • Christian Schmidt | Stage design
  • Emma Ryott | Costumes
  • Reinhard Traub | Lighting
  • Michael Küster | Dramaturgy
  • William Moore | Romeo
  • Katja Wünsche | Juliet
  • Manuel Renard | Lord Capulet
  • Eva Dewaele | Lady Capulet
  • Cristian Alex Assis | Tybalt
  • Daniel Mulligan | Mercutio
  • Christopher Parker | Benvolio
  • Tars Vandebeek | Paris
  • Filipe Portugal | Friar Laurence
  • Viktorina Kapitonova | The Nurse
  • Ballett Zürich
  • Philharmonia Zürich
  • Michail Jurowski | Conductor

Program

  • Sergei Prokofiev / Christian Spuck, Romeo and Juliet
    • Overture
    • Act I
    • Act II
    • Act III

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2020
  • Recording date: 22 June 2019
  • Duration: 2 h 06 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
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