Royal New Zealand Ballet presents: Romeo & Juliet


Fall in love this winter with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s world premiere of Romeo and Juliet

A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever.

Italian choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new production of Shakespeare’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  This brand new ballet, with exquisite sets and costumes by Oscar-winning designer James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons) brings to life all of the splendour and seduction of Renaissance Verona.  Join us as we follow the Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare’s original tale of two star-crossed lovers though desire, struggle and tragedy. 

Prokofiev’s exhilarating, passionate score will be performed by live Orchestras in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin, with a specially made recording in all other centres.

Sure to be the highlight of the 2017 arts calendar, this is a production not to be missed.

In a first for the RNZB, and thanks to Auckland Live, a live audio description of Romeo and Juliet for blind and visually impaired patrons is on offer at the performance on Sunday 3 September.


Dates & Venues

Wellington | St James Theatre | 16 - 20 August
Christchurch | Isaac Theatre Royal | 25 - 26 August
Auckland | ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre | 30 August - 3 September
Rotorua | Civic Theatre | 8 - 9 September
Dunedin | Regent Theatre | 13 - 14 September
Invercargill | Civic Theatre | 17 September
Palmerston North | Regent on Broadway | 21 September
Napier | Napier Municipal Theatre | 24 September

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