New York City Ballet Presents World Premiere of Romeo + Juliet by Peter Martins

Classic Arts News   New York City Ballet Presents World Premiere of Romeo + Juliet by Peter Martins
 
Sergei Prokofiev may have had some difficulties in getting his ballet score Romeo and Juliet onto the stage for the first time, but it's now arguably the 20th century's finest ballet score and a staple of companies — and, in conert format, symphony orchestras — worldwide.

For its spring gala tonight, New York City Ballet presents the world premiere of a new Romeo + Juliet, set to Prokofiev's music by Peter Martins, the company's Ballet Master in Chief and a renowned choreographer. Robert Fairchild and Sterling Hyltin dance the star-crossed lovers, with Joaquin de Luz as Tybalt, Daniel Ulbricht as Mercutio, and veterans Jock Soto, Darcy Kistler and Nikolaj H‹bbe in supporting roles.

The run of Romeo + Juliet continues through Mothers' Day, May 13, at the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center, with Kathryn Morgan, Tyler Peck and Erica Pereira alternating with Hyltin as Juliet and Sean Suozzi, Seth Orza and Allen Peiffer sharing the role of Romeo with Fairchild. More details, and tickets, are available at www.nycb.org.


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