Romeo and Juliet


Idea, Stage Director, Choreography: Eugen Garnets Master of Arts RM 
Set Designer: Veaceslav Ocunev
Costume Designer: Irina Press Master of Arts RM
World Premiere: 11 January 1938, at Mahen Theatre (Brno) 
Premiere in Chisinau: 6 december 1991, at National Opera, Republic of Moldova.

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova                      
   Musician’s Union of Moldova
           The National Opera and Ballet Theatre „Maria Bieşu”
International Festival of Opera and Ballet ”Maria Bieșu” 
4-13 September 2015, 23rd edition
Special edition dedicated of the 80th anniversary of soprano Maria Bieşu
Under the aegis of the Prime Minister Valeriu STRELEŢ


Dirijor: ANTON GRIȘANIN, RUSIA                      


                                                               The protagonists


Juliet -  Mariana ANGHILINICI

Romeo -   Alexandru BALAN


Capuletti Family

Lady Capuletti - Anastasia Homițcaia, Om Emerit

Lord Capuletti -  Igor Gherciu

Tybald - Vergel Vrabie (premiere)

Montaque Family 

Lady Montaque - Cristina RUSU

Lord Montaque - Iuri TCACI

Mercuzio - Eugeniu TCACIOm Emerit

Benvolio - Dionis BARCARI (premiere)

Paris - Sergiu ZDANSCHI (premiere)

Nurse - Iana DAVÎDOVA

Lorenzo -  Nicolai NAZARCHEVICI

Escalus - Dorian CERNOLIOV (premiere)

Rosalinda - Liubov BATÎR


"Ballet is a fine art for sensitive natures and a metaphoric art for poetic natures

Eugen Gîrneţ


Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife. 

(W. Shakespeare)

The history of creation
The idea of creating a ballet based on the tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" by W. Shakespeare was suggested by S. Radlov to S. Prokofiev the artistic leader of the Kirov Theater in Kirov, St. Petersburg. Passionate about the subject, he starts working on his new masterpiece which he finished rapidly. In 1936 the ballet score is presented to the Council artistic Council of Bolshoy Theatre in Moscow who rejected it because of "the peasant character" of music. But this has not served any way an impediment to presenting ballet to the public what has been achieved two years later in the Czech town of Brno, followed by the premiere in his homeland - Russia.

Act 1
Romeo is in love with Rosaline.
Montague and Capulet family feud. Princes of Verona decision to ban brawls. Juliet's parents tell her about her engagement with Paris.
Ball in honor of Paris, Juliet's future fiance.
Meeting and knowledge of Romeo with Juliet.
Carnival in Verona. Juliet's nurse brings a message to Romeo.
Act 2
Lorenzo wreath young lovers in the hope of reconciliation of families.
Clash of the two sides.
Mercutio's death.
Romeo's expulsion.
Act 3
Night of love before they broke up. The ad about marriage between Juliet and Paris. Lorenzo proposes potion that would sleep Juliet, to avoid marrying Paris.
Juliet's death and funeral procession.
Last meeting of Romeo and Juliet.       

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