American Ballet Theatre – Romeo and Juliet (First Performance)



Venue Emirates Palace Auditorium

With The Cleveland Orchestra

Ballet at the Festival

One of the greatest dance companies in the world, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has been thrilling audiences for nearly a century and, for two glorious nights, will be joined by The Cleveland Orchestra for Romeo and Juliet, under the baton of Music Director, Franz Welser-Möst. Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has become one of the company’s signature productions.

Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, while Sergei Prokofiev’s unforgettable music underscores the lyrical beauty and passion of this beloved ballet’s star-crossed lovers. This will also be the first time in history that American Ballet Theatre and The Cleveland Orchestra have performed together – simply unmissable!