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.
Lady Capuletti -
Lord Capuletti -
Lady Montaque -
Lord Montaque -
"Ballet is a fine art for sensitive natures and a metaphoric art for poetic natures
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.
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.
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.
Lorenzo wreath young lovers in the hope of reconciliation of families.
Clash of the two sides.
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.