Why See Colorado Ballet - Romeo and Juliet?
Colorado Ballet take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Taking place in Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Colorado Ballet presents the captivating and classic Romeo and Juliet. The enchanting story is told to audiences visually, through stunning dance moves and a beautiful music score by Sergei Prokofiev and live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
Created in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet has, in over 60 years of putting on dance performances, established themselves as one of the principle ballet training institutions in Denver. They offer professional dance training for a wide age range.
Romeo and Juliet, the ballet, initially conceived in 1935 is a musical take on Shakespeare's famed love story about two young lovers from rival families' Montague and Capulet. When Juliet drinks poison, believing her love to be dead, the painful tragedy is enough to unite their feuding families. The heartwarming saga captures the original story that has kept people watching for years.
Opening night: 16 February 2018
Cast and Creative
Choreography by Derek Deane
Musical score by Sergei Prokofiev
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