At La Scala, the Emotions of Romeo and Juliet

At La Scala, the Emotions of Romeo and Juliet
#Ballet

A ballet classic that offers one of the most beloved stories of all time - Romeo and Juliet by Sergej Prokof’ev returns to La Scala. Powerful motifs, inspired melodies, full of emotion, an exuberant variety of rhythms make the music written for this work a virtual masterpiece in itself. But the performance at La Scala has yet another powerful element - the unforgettable choreography of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, performed for the first time in 1965 with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in the starring roles. Since then, Romeo and Juliet is a must-see ballet the world over, a magical place where the classic and modern meet, tempered in the immortal allure of the Shakespearian tragedy. In the version of MacMillan, pas de deux and choral scenes alternate, in an homage to the action ballet that was so dear to Prokof’ev. But the most evident element is that of human relations, pervaded with lyricism and psychological tension, but also unexpected moments of humour. Completing the scene, are the original sets and costumes, created La Scala’s production by Mauro Carosi and Odette Nicoletti, while the performing is entrusted to the famed theatre’s ballet corps and the Orchestra of the Accademia della Scala under the direction of Felix Korobov.
Francesca Grego - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano