romeo and juliet

Opéra Bastille - from 06 April to 04 May 2018

Photo © Magali Paulin

Romeo and Juliet

Dramatic sympony

Music
Hector Berlioz
Libretto
Émile Deschamps
Choreography
Sasha Waltz
Mezzo-soprano
Julie Boulianne
Ténor
Yann Beuron
Basse
Nicolas Cavallier
Set design
Pia Maier-Schriever
Thomas Schenk
Sasha Waltz
Costume design
Bernd Skodzig
Lighting design
David Finn
Chorus master
José Luis Basso
Conductor
Vello Pähn

Les Étoiles, les Premiers Danseurs et le Corps de Ballet
Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

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To dance is to participate actively in the vibration of the universe.

- Sasha Waltz

The German choreographer Sasha Waltz’s poignant version of the celebrated legend of the “star‑crossed” lovers from Verona captures all the romanticism of Berlioz’s symphonic poem. The monochrome sobriety of the costumes and sets accentuates the dramatic intensity of the work and highlights the emotions of the young hero and heroine. Scene by scene – be it the masked ball, tinged with humour, Romeo and Juliet’s sensual and poetical pas de deux, their secret marriage or the heart-breaking burial scene – the choreographer illustrates the depth of the characters’ emotions and offers us a series of images of striking beauty. On stage, dancers, solo singers and chorus come together for a choreographed opera on a timeless and universal theme.

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