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8 / ROMEO & JULIET

8 / ROMEO & JULIET

A Poignant Story Ballet

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to life with passionate dancing, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and stunning scenery and costume designs evoking Renaissance Italy. An emotional and colorful tale of young love and loss set to the celebrated Prokofiev score, Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet is one of San Francisco Ballet’s greatest showpieces. Immerse yourself in the thrill of first love and the drama and heartbreak of warring families in this classic adaptation of the familiar story.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
Sean Bennett and Carlo Di Lanno in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
Mathilde Froustey and Steven Morse in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
Mathilde Froustey and Carlo Di Lanno in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
Mathilde Froustey and Carlo Di Lanno in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet. (© Erik Tomasson)
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Composer

Sergei Prokofiev

Choreographer

Helgi Tomasson


Casting to be announced


Total run time: 2 hours and 37 minutes, including one 20 and one 15 minute intermission

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Scenery and Costume Design: Jens-Jacob Worsaae

Lighting Design: Thomas R. Skelton
Fight Scene Choreography: Martino Pistone in collaboration with Helgi Tomasson

World Premiere: March 8, 1994—San Francisco Ballet, War Memorial Opera House; San Francisco, California

The 1994 world premiere of Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. Additional support was provided by Lucy and Fritz Jewett, Chris and Warren Hellman, Mr. Rudolph W. Driscoll, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Franklin Templeton Group, and Deloitte.