Given its premiere by The Royal Ballet in 1965 with Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing the title roles, Kenneth MacMillan’s first full-evening ballet has become a signature work for the Company, enjoying great popularity around the world. From the outset, the production teems with life and colour as the townspeople, market traders and servants of the rival Montagues and Capulets go about their daily business in vibrant crowd scenes. But Romeo and Juliet take centre stage for those great pas de deux: the meeting in the ballroom, the balcony scene, the morning after the wedding and the final devastating tomb scene. Although The Royal Ballet has performed Romeo and Juliet over 400 times, each performance and pairing is subtly different, and Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli are utterly captivating in the title roles. This performance was broadcast live from Covent Garden to cinemas worldwide.

‘‘…it can surely be said that dance quality in this performance was technically exemplary at every rank in the cast hierarchy.’’ – Independent Dance Reviews

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PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet. Bonelli, Cuthbertson, Campbell, Gartside, Trzensimiech, Rihristov, Saunders, Arestis, Avis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth, Choreography Kenneth MacMillan. Opus Arte Blu-rayBLU-RAY – PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet. Bonelli, Cuthbertson, Campbell, Gartside, Trzensimiech, Rihristov, Saunders, Arestis, Avis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth, Choreography Kenneth MacMillan. Opus ArteView or buy

PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet. Bonelli, Cuthbertson, Campbell, Gartside, Trzensimiech, Rihristov, Saunders, Arestis, Avis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth, Choreography Kenneth MacMillan. Opus Arte DVDDVD – PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet. Bonelli, Cuthbertson, Campbell, Gartside, Trzensimiech, Rihristov, Saunders, Arestis, Avis, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth, Choreography Kenneth MacMillan. Opus Arte DVDView or buy

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Kenneth MacMillan’s first full-evening ballet has become one of The Royal Ballet’s signature works

This production was one of the big successes of last season’s Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season

Acclaimed performances by star principals, Lauren Cuthbertson and Federico Bonelli

Extra features: Documentaries on Kenneth MacMillan’s production, and “Sharps, Points and Pirouettes” the famous sword fight scene.