The Royal Ballet set to revive Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterpiece ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Matthew Ball and Yasmine Naghdi in Romeo and Juliet. © ROH, 2015. Photo by Alice Pennefather

From Tuesday 26 March to Tuesday 11 June 2019The Royal Ballet will once again revive Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet, on the Royal Opera House stage.

Set to Sergey Prokofiev’s seminal score, and against an immersive backdrop of 16th-century Verona courtesy of Nicholas Georgiadis’ sumptuous designs, MacMillan’s iconic production has now been performed by The Royal Ballet more than 400 times since it first premiered at Covent Garden in 1965.



During the course of this revival, Akane Takada, Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Anna Rose O’Sullivan debut as Juliet. Also performing the role during this run are Principal dancers Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez.

William Bracewell, Marcelino Sambé and Reece Clarke will perform as Romeo for the first time, alongside American Ballet Theater Principal David Hallberg, who returns to the Royal Opera House to make his debut in the production opposite Natalia Osipova. Principal dancers Steven McRae and Vadim Muntagirov will also reprise their roles as Romeo during the run.

Romeo and Juliet will be relayed live into cinemas around the world as part of ROH Live Cinema on Tuesday 11 June 2019, featuring Principal dancers Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball.


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