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Romeo und Julia - Sergej Prokofjew


Romeo and Juliet - Sergej Prokofjew
by Reginaldo Oliveira, inspired by William Shakespeare

In Verona two families have been feuding for generations: the Montagues and the Capulets. The son of the one family falls ins love with none other than the daughter of the other family. It is an “undying” love, as they say. A love that cannot be explained to their friends and families. When the patriarch of the Capulets selects a husband for his daughter Juliet, she sees only one way out: She desperately tries to flee the inevitability of the demands of social etiquette by faking her own death.
But her seemingly perfect plan ends fatally. Romeo and Juliet are arguably the world’s most famous couple. But isn’t their young love actually fuelled by the insurmountable obstacles they face? A society that preserves a feud for generations can breed not only searing hatred, but also boundless love. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” seems made to be transposed into dance. Reginaldo Oliveira’s latest work traces the story of an unconditional love in hopeless circumstances with his very own powerful theatrical imagination and emotional language of dance, accompanied by Sergei Prokofiev’s music.

February 22, - May 22, 2020
Salzburger Landestheater

On request reductions for children and students (< 26) possible!