Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet

Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

William Bracewell and Francesca Hayward in Romeo and Juliet.

Experience a film of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet with dancers from The Royal Ballet.

Experience Shakespeare’s classic as a ballet from choreographer Kenneth MacMillan performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev and filmed on atmospheric sets and locations throughout Budapest. Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet airs Friday, September 11 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Set to Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s original score performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the film features the internationally acclaimed current generation of stars from The Royal Ballet including Francesca Hayward as Juliet (who recently appeared as Victoria in the feature film “Cats”), William Bracewell as Romeo and Matthew Ball as Tybalt.