Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

MAY 1-MAY 10, 2015
 
Program 8: Full-Length

Total running time: 2 hours 37 minutes, two intermissions

Immerse yourself in a world of “transcendent beauty and sumptuous intentions as well as dark and violent impulse” (Contra Costa Times) with Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this passionate retelling of the Bard’s greatest tragedy has packed houses around the world. “Tomasson lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)

Performance Dates

Friday, May 1, 8pm
Saturday, May 2, 2pm
Saturday, May 2, 8pm
Sunday, May 3, 2pm
Tuesday, May 5, 8pm
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Thursday, May 7, 8pm
Friday, May 8, 8pm
Saturday, May 9, 2pm
Saturday, May 9, 8pm
Sunday, May 10, 2pm

Events

Pointes of View Lecture

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

In collaboration with Helgi Tomasson, Marty Pistone choreographed the exciting sword-fighting scenes in Tomasson’s Romero & Juliet. Learn how the artists of SF Ballet learned and execute these thrilling scenes, as Pistone and dancers demonstrate sections of this fight choreography.

Free and open to the public.

Meet the Artist Interviews

Friday, May 1, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1pm
Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance

These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.

Open to all ticket holders.

Seeing Ballet

Saturday May 2, 2015, 5:30–6:30pm
Dollar Board Room, 455 Franklin Street

Do you love ballet, but want to understand and more deeply appreciate specific works in the SF Ballet repertory? Then join us for our newest educational program, Seeing Ballet!

Reserve your tickets and find out more.

 

Filming of Romeo & Juliet is sponsored by

First Republic Bank
 

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.

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Romeo & Juliet
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson

Questions?

For additional questions call Ticket Services

415.865.2000

Monday – Friday
10am – 4pm

On performance days, the phones open at 10am and stay open until the performance begins.