John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet


55 years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko’s legendary Romeo and Juliet – the very choreography which laid the foundations for the “Stuttgart Ballet Miracle”, the company’s meteoric rise to fame. In this anniversary performance of the stunning, timeless production, experienced Cranko-performers and highly talented young dancers share the stage to tell the most famous love story of all time. John Cranko, who led the Stuttgart Ballet from 1961 until his death in 1973, created the choreography of Romeo and Juliet especially for his ensemble. Set to the superb score by Sergei Prokofiev, William Shakespeare’s story about two star-crossed lovers, caught in their families’ feuds, offers dramatic roles for the top-notch soloists: Elisa Badenes shines as “youthful, fresh, entirely natural and spontaneous Juliet”, while her partner David Moore dances a Romeo who is “expressing his love with the greatest sensitivity” (Der Neue Merker).

Additional Info

  • No: 801104
  • Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
  • Conductor: James Tuggle
  • Artists: Elisa Badenes, David Moore, Martí Fernández Paixà, Roman Novitzky, Robert Robinson, Marcia Haydée, Reid Anderson, Egon Madsen, Melinda Witham, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Production year: 2019-01
  • Run time: 03:40:00
  • Director: Choreography by John Cranko

Disc Infos

  • Booklet: E, G, F
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 220 mins (127 mins Ballet + 93 mins Bonus)
  • Disc Format: BD 50
  • Bonus Material: Marcia Haydée on “Romeo and Juliet” and her career with the Stuttgart Ballet. A conversation with Reid Anderson and Tamas Detrich.
  • Subtitles Bonus: E, G
  • Price Code: CME 35
  • Item No.: 801104
  • UPC No.: 814337017910
  • Release Date: 2019-01
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