Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) 1974
The Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House
Based on a synopsis created by Adrian Piotrovsky (who first suggested the subject to Prokofiev) and Sergey Radlov, the ballet in its original form was completed by Prokofiev in September 1935, on commission by the Kirov Ballet, since when he first presented the music to the Bolshoi Ballet that year, they claimed it was "undanceable". The original version had a "happy" ending, but was never publicly mounted, partly due to increased fear and caution in the musical and theatrical community in the aftermath of the two notorious Pravda editorials criticising Shostakovich and other "degenerate modernists" including Piotrovsky. The conductor Yuri Fayer met with Prokofiev frequently during the writing of the music, and he strongly urged the composer to revert to the traditional ending. Fayer went on to conduct the first performance of the ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre.
The House of Capulet
Lord Capulet Francis Croese
Lady Capulet Mary Duchesne
Juliet Marilyn Rowe
Tybalt Alan Alder
Lord Paris Ross Stretton
Juliet's Nurse Edna Edgley
The House of Montague
Lord Montague Joseph Januasitis
Lady Montague Wendy Walker
Romeo Kelvin Coe
Mercutio Paul Saliba
Benvolio Peter Mallek
The Duke Robert Olup
Friar Colin Peasley
Rosaline Michela Kirkaldie
Gypsies Leigh Rowles, Hilary Debden, Sally Collard-Gentle
Carnival Dance Simon Dow, Deborah Lerine, Roma Egan, Mark Brinkley, Jak Callick
Conductor Alan Barker
The Elizabethan Trust Sydney Orchestra.
Co Artistic Director Sir Robert Helpman
Size 215 x 300 mm Brochure includes Great pictures of back stage and preparation A True collectors piece beautiful.
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