3 March-10 April 2006. Shakespeares tale of the star-crossed lovers and their feuding families inspired Prokofievs powerful score which, combined with the colourful Italian renaissance setting, has made this Royal Ballet production choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan one of the most popular works in its repertory. The roles of Romeo and Juliet are shared by nine pairs of Royal Ballet principal dancers, including Tamara Rojo with Carlos Acosta, Mara Galeazzi with David Makhateli and Miyako Yoshida with Federico Bonelli. Conducted by Mikhail Agrest and Martin Yates and designed by Nicholas Georgiadis. Admission 84-5. Performances 3, 14, 15,17, 21, 23, 29, 30 Mar 6 & 7, 10 Apr at 19.30. 11, 18 Mar & 1 Apr at 19.00 Matinees 18 Mar & 1 Apr at 13.30.
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Romeo and Juliet.
The Covent Garden Opera House is in Bow Street, Covent Garden London WC2 E9DD. By Tube to Covent Garden station. By bus lines to the Aldwych including 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 23, 68, 76, 77a, 505. Tel. +44 (0) 2072401200. Photo Bill Cooper.