Romeo & Juliet

Queensland Ballet performed a dramatic love story, Romeo & Juliet.

Originally commissioned by the Royal Ballet, Mac Millan’s groundbreaking choreography of Shakespears Romeo and Juliet first dazed audiences in 1965 when Margot Fonteyn and Rodolf Nureyev took 43 curtain calls on opening night.

Artistic director Li Cunxin brought this production to life in 2014 and it was heralded as a huge success.

Their 2019 production has again swept audiences away with this classic story of star crossed lovers.

Alondra del la Parra was a wonderful Guest Conductor for Queensland Symphony Orchestra, providing a dramatic musical scene for artists from Queensland Ballet, Queensland Ballet Academy and guest artists, where Yanela Pinera and Alexander Idaszak took the lead.

Gracing the stage as the busy market place in the streets of Verona, the performance brought to life once again the classic pas de deux.

The artists spun their magic in dreamy floating costumes and with breathtaking choreography.

The final matinee of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet saw an enduring heart wrenching final scene in the crypt. The production is a visual and ethereal experience.

Images by Queensland Ballet

Details: Romeo & Juliet, Queensland Ballet | Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre | 28 August – 7 September 2019