in Romeo & Juliet & Orpheus & Eurydice
ASHLEY WHEATER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
The Joffrey Ballet returns to Los Angeles with a stunning take on the perennial classic, Romeo & Juliet. Much more than the archetypal tragic story of forbidden love, this reimagined tale takes place amid the tumult of 20th century Italian politics and sets Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers against a backdrop of politics and war.
The ballet begins in Mussolini-era 1930s Italy and spans three decades of political strife, illustrating that generations of families can be affected by the decisions of their forefathers—a lesson especially relevant to modern audiences. The Joffrey Ballet’s magnificent dancers are propelled by Sergei Prokofiev’s lushly dramatic 1935 score and the strikingly modern costumes of Tatyana Van Walsum.
Surrender to Krzysztof Pastor’s critically-acclaimed retelling of Shakespeare’s iconic tale for modern times. Blurring the lines of dance and violence, this is impossible love at its most defiant.
In a modern take on a timeless story, a breathtaking new production by living legend John Neumeier showcases the virtuoso dancers of the Joffrey Ballet. Shattered from the sudden death of his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus descends into the underworld in a courageous effort to reunite with his muse.
Gluck’s groundbreaking masterpiece, which bridges the musical worlds of Handel and Mozart with its ornate vocal lines and flowing melodies, forever changed the face of opera with its bold emphasis on dramatic clarity and emotional strength.
See the making-of this production on LA Opera’s “From Sketch to Stage” behind-the-scenes page by clicking here.
“An achingly beautiful dream of a show…an inspired intertwining of ballet and opera” – Chicago Tribune
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 07:30 p.m. | BUY TICKETS
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