“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
It's been 28 years since Houston Ballet staged a new production of Romeo and Juliet but Stanton Welch's interpretation of this most famed love story is worth the wait. Set to Prokofiev's breathtaking score, Welch's classic production weaves the poignant tale of the star-crossed pair exquisitely. With lavish sets and costumes by acclaimed Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno, the production pays tribute to Renaissance Italy. The theme is classic and the choreography fresh. The Bard himself would surely approve.
This new production is made possible through the generosity of longtime supporters Ted and Melza Barr
7:30 PM on February 26, 28, March 6,7, 2015 2:00 PM on March 1, 8, 2015 1:30 PM on February 28, 2015
Romeo and Juliet (World Premiere) Music: Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Choreography: Stanton Welch Scenery and Costumes:Roberta Guidi di Bagno