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Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers is told through breathtaking, glorious dance in Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic production of Romeo & Juliet.
Queensland Ballet is honoured to be the first company in Australia presenting this celebrated work of 20th century dance.
Dazzling guest stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and Steven McRae will perform with Queensland Ballet. Also in the cast for selected performances are acclaimed Australian Ballet Principal Artist, Daniel Gaudiello, as Mercutio and former Principal, Steven Heathcote, as Lord Capulet.
MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet is a magnificent and grand production, but the very human story at its heart is told with extraordinary intimacy. Whether in a lethal marketplace brawl or the blissful balcony pas de deux, the realistic and daring choreography resounds with raw emotional truth.
Celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and the 50th anniversary of the creation of this ballet, Romeo & Juliet will be a superlative, not-to-be missed, event.
Premium: Adult $130, Conc $115, 30&Under $85, Child $75
A Reserve: Adult $115, Conc $95, 30&Under $75, Child $65
B Reserve: Adult $90, Conc $80, 30&Under $60, Child $50
C Reserve: Adult $80, Conc $70, 30&Under $55, Child $45
D Reserve: All tickets $35
An additional transaction fee of $6.20 applies.
Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.
Lyric Theatre, QPAC
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.
Purchase tickets to this special event, which includes pre and post-performance hospitality at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, for $100 per person. Available when purchasing your Romeo & Juliet opening night performance tickets.
Casting correct at the time of printing. Queensland Ballet reserves the right to change the cast without prior notice if necessary.
Patrons at the matinee performance on Saturday 5 July are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage from 11:30am.
Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.
Click here to download the Romeo & Juliet program.
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Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Staged by Julie Lincoln
Assistant to Stager/Répétiteur Yuri Uchiumi
Choreography taught from the Benesh notation.
Fight Director Gary Harris
Designer Paul Andrews
Lighting Designer John B Read
Lighting re-created by Jono Perry
Birmingham Royal Ballet Head of Scenic Presentation
Costume Supervisor Michael Brown
With Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Concertmaster Warwick Adeney
Friday 27 June 7.30pm Tamara Rojo
Saturday 28 June 6.30pm Tamara Rojo
Wednesday 2 July 7.30pm Steven McRae
Thursday 3 July 7.30pm Carlos Acosta
Friday 4 July 7.30pm Steven McRae
Saturday 5 July 7.30pm Carlos Acosta
This production is produced in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. This initiative is supported by Arts Queensland through the Super Star Fund, a Queensland Government program that delivers super star performances exclusive to the state.
2 hours 50 minutes
Act I – 60 min
Interval - 20 min
Act II – 35 min
Interval - 15 min
Act III – 40 min