Shakespeare’s play has inspired generations of artists to adaptations like scarcely any other work. In his colorful, passionate music, the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev brilliantly captured the clash of love and hatred, and the proximity of tenderness and violence. Although Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre initially rejected the ballet as insufficiently dance-like, it has now become an indispensable fixture in the international ballet repertoire.
Christian Spuck’s production has been celebrated not only in Zurich, but also at guest performances given by the Ballett Zürich in Tel Aviv, Bogotá and Stuttgart. Inspired by Prokofiev’s vivid music and the timeless quality of Shakespeare’s tragedy, the choreographer narrates the most famous love story in world literature using strong images that are full of enthralling theatricality and touching emotion. With a theatre-within-a-theatre situation rooted in the acting tradition and a broad, captivating narrative arc, he creates an immediacy of feeling to which no-one can be immune. Michail Jurowski, a true Prokofiev expert, will be at the rostrum of the Philharmonia Zürich.
|Ballet by:||Christian Spuck|
|Conducted by:||Michail Jurowski|
|Stage Design & Costumes:||Christian Schmidt & Emma Ryott|
|Ensemble:||Ballet and Junior Ballet Zürich|
|A production of:||Accentus Music|
|Format:||4k HDR, Full HD 16:9|